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12 "Never doubt that a small group of
thoughtful, committed citizens can change
the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that
ever has." - Margaret Mead
The College's mission "is to enable our students to become people
of broad vision, capable of making informed decisions, and
prepared for a life of service to others" Learn about several alumni
and current students who are advancing the Valley mission in
their daily lives.
2 Valley News & Notes
22 Class News & Notes
On the Cover: LVCs national award-winning chapter of the American
Cancer Society's Colleges Against Cancer annually holds awareness
events spotlighting different forms of the disease. Here, Rich Drazin '1 1 is
outlined in chalk by Megan McGrady '1 1 (top) and Sarah Bronstein '1 1 .
These chalk outlines of "bodies" illustrate the dangers of tobacco use.
inside Cover: Richard Kohr '83 has been a licensed Gettysburg battlefield
guide for 1 5 years. Licenses to regulate the quality of battlefield guides
were first established by the federal government in 1915. Here, Kohr
stands on top of Devil's Den with Little Round Top in the background.
Editor's Notes: John Boag 'BO was profiled in the spring 2009 issue of
The Valley (p. 38). A loyal graduate wrote in to tell us that Boag is a third-
generation alumnus ofLVC; his grandfather (Samuel F. Morrison 'IB), father
(John D. Boag '5 1), mother (Margaret Bower Boag '5 1), and sister (Jean
Boag Reese '76) also graduated from the Valley. Also, Ray Swingholm '51
was mentioned on page 18 but was not identified as a graduate.
Valley News & Notes
US. News Ranks WC Even Higher
in " Great Schools, Great Prices"
Lebanon Valley College is now ranked number two in the North in the
"Great Schools, Great Prices" category among "Best Baccalaureate Colleges"
in U.S. News & World Reports 2010 edition of Americas Best Colleges.
LVC was ranked number three last year, and has been rated
among the top 10 colleges in this category for the last five
years. LVC retains its ranking as eighth overall among the
71 comparable institutions in its regional category.
lvc has been ranked among the top tier of
the 319 Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the
nation for 1 6 consecutive years.
Among the 319 institutions nationwide in its category,
the College is ranked in the top two percent for enrolling
Freshmen from the Top 25 percent of their High School
Class and in the top three percent for Average Freshman
Retention Rate (meaning the students return for their
sophomore years). LVCs Average Graduation Rate of
71 percent puts it among the top three percent of all
319 colleges and universities in the country. Only seven
institutions had a higher graduation rate, among them are
the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine
Academy, and U.S. Air Force Academy.
Religion and Philosophy Major Wins Fulbright
Carissa Devine '09 of York is studying in a Utopian community in India for 10
months on a Fulbright Scholarship. Devine will study how the 2,000 people in
Auroville, a southern India community, observe and honor their philosophy. The
religion and philosophy major is already familiar with the community, having
lived there for a time during a semester abroad in her junior year.
Devine is the second person at the Valley to win a Fulbright Scholarship this
year. Jared Larson, a visiting instructor of Spanish, is using his Fulbright to
conduct research at Universidade de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal, on the effects
of Muslim immigration in the Iberian Peninsula. Over the last few decades, 16
undergraduates at LVC have won Fulbright awards. Follow Carissa's blog from
India at www.lvc.edu/blogs-fA09.aspx.
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LVC Students Complete
13,334 Hours of Community Service
JLVv^ StUClCntS completed 13,334 hours of community service
during the 2008-2009 academic year, mosdy for the greater Lebanon
community. The students represented 52 campus organizations,
athletic teams, academic departments, and special-interest residence
communities. An awards system was developed last year to give
students an incentive to serve the community. Students who served 25
to 60 hours received a Bronze Community Service Award; 61 to 99
hours of service merited a Silver Award. To earn a Gold Award,
students had to log 100 hours of service and participate in a residential
service project of at least three days. Two students, Kelcie Fritts '10
of Bethlehem and Chrissy Garrison '10 of Hatboro, both elementary
education majors, qualified for Gold Community Service Awards.
(L to R): Jennifer Murphy '11, Mark Rosborough '11,
and Sarah Kenney '11 study plans for their volunteer
work with Lebanon Habitat for Humanity.
Two LVC Professors
Inducted into Central PA
Jazz Hall of Fame
Two members of the LVC music faculty, Tom Strohman 75
and Jim Miller, were inducted into the Central PA Friends
of Jazz Hall of Fame in May. Both men are founding
members of Third Stream, one of the mid- Atlantic regions
finest music ensembles. Strohman and Miller were selected
for the honor because of their efforts to present and
preserve live jazz in the region, as well as for their volunteer
engagement in the organization.
Tom Strohman '75
Valley News & Notes
New Students Serve Local
Community with 15 Projects
During fall orientation, more than
400 new students worked together on
1 5 projects designed to benefit service
organizations in Lebanon County and
beyond. The students wrote letters of
encouragement to current military
personnel, veterans, and residents in
local retirement communities. They
also built and painted 45 bird houses to
benefit Habitat for Humanity of Lebanon
County, and made 90 kitten-receiving
blankets for the Humane Society of
Lebanon County. Many of these projects
were completed around the 220-meter
indoor track of the Edward H. Arnold Sports Arena. As they worked, students got to
know one another and enjoyed music provided by a live DJ. The Orientation Service
Project is the first of a series of programs designed to support LVCs goal to "prepare
students for a life of service to others," a key tenet of the College's mission statement.
The following alumni
were named teacher mentors at
their respective schools by former
students, and were featured in a
special edition of the Lebanon Daily
News last spring: Stephen "Steve"
Miller 75, Timothy J. Eck '90, Paul
W. Dissinger '94, Dennie Speicher
Boltz 96, Shane M. Thomas '96,
Juanita Harkins M'OO, Jared M.
Daubert '02, Ronda L Sowers '04,
Henry K. Saner '05, Alissa B. Bow-
man '08, and Kim Grissinger '08.
Stanson Hall Opens
Stanson Hall, a three-story, gabled brick
building honoring Greg G. Stan SO n '63,
P'92 ff P'95, LVCs vice president emeritus
of enrollment and student services,
opened this fall. The residence houses
148 students in nine pods, or sections,
of about 16 residents each. To foster
an even greater sense of community,
a group of first-year students, enrolled
in a course based on the College's
yearlong colloquium Wired, will share
a pod. Students in two other "learning
communities" are housed in Mary Green.
Distinguished Artists Series
As one of today's foremost interpreters of the music of Sergei Rachmaninov, pianist
Santiago Rodriguez earned a standing ovation in September after his performance
at LVC as the first of three internationally known pianists to perform as part of LVCs
new Distinguished Artists Series. His program, which also featured works by Mozart,
Schumann, and Chopin, was followed in early November by a concert by Petronel
Malan, a multiple-Grammy award nominee. The final concert on LVCs new Steinway
D Concert grand piano will feature Hwaen Ch'uqi, who grew up in nearby Manheim,
Pa. He will perform on April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Lutz Hall of the Blair Music Center. For
more information on programs and tickets, visit www.lvc.edu/music or call the Music
Department at 717-867-6275.
IYC Hosts Tibetan Monks
for Mandala Sand Painting and Banquet
The Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery
created a mandala sand painting in the Lynch Memorial
Hall atrium during the first week of November. To construct
the mandala, the Buddhist monks carefully tapped dyed
sand particles on a board using small tubes and funnels.
At the opening ceremony, the monks chanted prayers for
peace, prosperity, and healing. Accompanied by delicate
hand gestures, cymbals, drums, horns, and flutes, the chant
master intoned a full chord of three notes. A banquet
featuring Tibetan food followed. During the meal a Tibetan
geshe explained these traditions, and screened a video ex-
plaining the history of Buddhism in Tibet. To symbolize the
impermanence of all life, the mandala was deconstructed
at the end of the week and the sands were dispersed in
Quittapahilla Creek. Other events during the week included
a Tibetan Puja (worship service) and a demonstration of the
traditional Tibetan art of mani stone painting. The monks
also shared a traditional yak dance and participated in a debate.
The Valley Humanities Review — High School Scholarship Contest
The Valley Humanities Review \s pleased to announce its
annual High School Scholarship Contest. We are currently
seeking essays in the humanities written by current high
school students that demonstrate high quality, intellectual
rigor, and originality. The winner will receive a $500 prize
and publication in the spring 2010 issue. Submissions will be
accepted until Dec. 15. All submissions should adhere to the
Chicago style in formatting, footnoting, and bibliography. Essays should be between 3,000 and 6,000 words in length, be free
of errors, and have an original title. Please only one essay per student. All contest submissions should be sent to submissions-
email@example.com as an attachment of either a Word document or a PDF. Please list the title of the contest to which you are submitting
in the subject line of your e-mail. All contest entries should be free of any identifying marks such as names, addresses, or high
The Valley Humanities Review was created to encourage and
support undergraduate research in the humanities. Hosted by
the LVC English Department, the review is funded by a Pleet
Initiative Grant which was started in early 2008 through a
generous gift from David and Lynn Pleet of Lebanon.
Valley News & Notes
Chemistry Faculty and Students
. he Chemistry Department continued its rich tradition
of student/faculty research with the following publications,
internships, and presentations: Jason Navin '08, Dr. Andy
Marsh, assistant professor of chemistry, and two collabo-
rators from the University of California Berkeley published
a paper in the July 2009 edition of the journal Analytical
Chemistry on their experimental work. Heather Howard '11
participated in the highly competitive NASA Undergraduate
Student Research Program in the summer of 2009. Nicholas
Boaz '10 and Dr. Timothy Peelen, assistant professor of
chemistry, were awarded a Moissan Summer Undergraduate
Research Fellowship by the Division of Fluorine Chemistry
of the American Chemical Society. Peelen, working with his
student research group, published a paper in the April 2009
edition of the Journal of Organic Chemistry. Student co-
authors were Alison Hartman '07, currendy in a doctoral
program in geochemistry at Columbia University; Cheryl
Brophy '07, Visiting Scientist Program, FBI Academy,
Quantico, Va.; Julia Cupp '08, Postbaccalaureate Intra-
mural Research Training Award Fellowship, National Insti-
tutes of Health, and 2009 entrant to the Pennsylvania State
University's College of Medicine; and Daniel Hodge '09,
Eastern Virginia Medical School. Allix Sanders '10 won the
2009 Judith Bond Award as the top junior chemistry major
in colleges and universities in south central Pennsylvania.
The $500 award is annually given by the Southeastern
Section of the American Chemical Society. Michael
Porambo '09 was the 2008 winner. Brandon Parks '10,
who also conducts research with Peelen, won a travel award
from the American Chemical Society to attend the 2009
National Organic Conference in Denver, Colo., to present
LVC Receives New Recognition
LVC received the 2009 Best of An nvi He Award from the U.S. Commerce Association, was named in the top 15 percent
of all colleges and universities as a Military Friendly School for 2010 by G.I. Jobs magazine, and was recognized by The
Chronicle of Higher Education in the 2009 Great Colleges to Work For program.
LVC Again Hosts Harrisburg Symphony on July 4
For the second consecutive year, LVC hosted the Harrisburg
Symphony Orchestra on Independence Day. The concert in LVC's
Lutz Hall in the Blair Music Center was free and open to the
community. The program by symphony director Stuart Malina
saluted both big bands and the armed forces. The symphony
also played music from West Side Story and Tchaikovsky's 1812
Students Find Old and New Ways
to Celebrate Earth Day
Trash-picking, dumpster-diving students
at LVC found a unique way to highlight the
importance of recycling on Earth Day in April.
Students from S.A.F.E. (Student Action for Earth),
the Colleges environmental awareness club, went
through the trash baskets in student residence
halls to retrieve all the items that should have been
deposited in nearby recycling bins. Dr. Grant
Taylor, an assistant professor of art, designed a
giant "flowerpot" made from empty plastic water
bottles. Art student Rebecca Ache '09 wired all
the plastic water bottles in rows, and the students
encircled a tree on the College s Social Quad with
the bottles, creating a giant "flowerpot." Students
also participated in a traditional tree-planting
ceremony on Earth Day near the Neidig-Garber
Science Center. S.A.EE. members also dedicated a
Standing in an art installation made from
recyclables are (L to R): Chase Ferrario '12>
Katie DeMarco y ll y and Heath Lettich '12.
WC to Help Cover Tuition and Fees
for Veterans and Eligible Dependents
LVC now participates in the Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program
to help cover the tuition and fees for veterans and their eligible dependents who
qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program under the new Post 9/11 G.I. Bill.
LVC voluntarily covers up to half the tuition and fees that exceed the highest in-
state public school tuition for Pennsylvania. The government will match the amount
so the full cost of private college tuition and fees can be met.
Valley News & Notes
lvc Graduates More than 450 Students
and Honors Award Winners
More than 450 graduates earned diplomas May 16 on Rohland Field. In
addition to the seniors, 43 students collected masters degrees in business,
science education, and music education. Sixteen students earned doctorates in
Betty Criswell Hungerford '54 of
Harrisburg, and Darwin G. Glick '58
of Lebanon, both earned honorary
doctorates of humane letters, the
highest academic award given by LVC.
Sadly, Glick, who was ill and unable to
attend the ceremonies, died the next
day (See obituary on page 36).
The Commencement speaker was Dr.
M. Jane Yingling, associate professor
of education at LVC. She urged the
graduates to cultivate the three "Rs" —
not reading, writing, and nthmatic,
but reflection, responsibility, and
resiliency. In 2008, Yingling was
awarded the College s top honor for
teaching, the Thomas Rhys Vickroy
The top student award, the H. Anthony
Neidig Award, went to two students
An article by Dr. William "Bill" McGill was one of three winners of an annual award for the best baseball research
article. McGill, senior vice president and dean of the faculty emeritus at LVC and former acting president wrote
'The Greatest College Pitcher: George Sisler at Michigan." He received the McFarland-Society of American Baseball
Research Award in July at the society's annual convention in Washington, D.C. McGill, an avid baseball fan, is the
namesake for LVC's McGill Baseball Park.
Sara Wagner '09
Dr. Scott N. Walck
this year, Sara Wagner of Harrisburg,
economics and business administra-
tion; and Sara Schwanger of Boyer-
Dr. Scott N. Walck, associate professor
of physics, won the Thomas Rhys
Vickroy Award for Teaching this year.
Walck was described as "a fine teacher,
an innovative leader in undergraduate
research in physics and mathematics,"
who not only has received a significant
national grant, but also has "a great
rapport with students."
Rachel R. Luckenbill '02, lecturer in
English, won the 2009 Nevelyn J. Kni-
sley Award for Inspirational Teaching.
Luckenbill was cited as "an energetic,
creative, and caring teacher who invests
time and energy in her students . . .
loves her disciplines, loves language
and its nuances," and whose "vision
and initiative led her students to
present their work at a national
Dr. Dale Summers, professor of
education, won the Educator of the
Year Award, which is voted on by
the students. Summers was called
"an inspiration to both students
and faculty . . . who over the years
has provided words of wisdom and
LVC Faculty Cellist Wins Outstanding String Teacher Award
Dr. Marie-Aline CadieilX, an adjunct instructor of cello at LVC, was honored
this spring with the Pennsylvania/Delaware String Teachers Association Outstanding
StringTeacher Award. Cadieux has won praise on three continents for her performance
on celio. For many years, she served as principal cellist for the Illinois Symphony and
the Illinois Chamber Orchestra, and is a member of LVC's resident Dela'ArtTrio.
James F. Wolfe '58, Ph.D., chemistry
department chair emeritus and pro-
vost for academic affairs at Virginia
Tech University, received LVC s
2009 Distinguished Alumnus Award.
In 1996, after his retirement, Wolfe
realized one of his greatest achieve-
ments^ — helping establish the Edward
Via Virginia College of Osteopathic
Medicine in Blacksburg, Va. There,
doctors train to work in rural and
medically underserved areas. Wolfe
planned for the medical schools
construction, recruited faculty and
students, and raised funds. Before
his retirement, Wolfe's research
focused on the development of
central nervous system pharmaceuticals. He graduated from
LVC with honors in chemistry before earning a doctoral
degree from Indiana University.
Paula K. Hess '69, Ph.D.,
was honored with an Alumni
Citation. She has served as
both a legislative director and
senior advisor on education
to the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania house majority
leaders. After teaching in the
District for seven years, Hess
earned a doctoral degree in educational administration
from Pennsylvania State University. She rewrote the state s
education funding formula, and was involved in many
major initiatives that have positively affected Pennsylvania's
children. Notably, she was involved in the state-led takeover
of the Philadelphia School District. Now retired, she is
an advisor on Pennsylvania's Virtual High School Study
Edward Lee Nickoloff '65, D.Sc, a
professor of radiology at the Columbia
University Medical Center in New
York City and its School of Public
Healths departments of Public Health
and Applied Physics and Applied
Mathematics, received an Alumni
Citation. He has been recognized with
numerous honors, including the 2008
Marvin M.D. Williams Award for
lifetime achievements in medical physics from the American
College of Medical Physics. Nickoloff is one of only 20
medical physicists who have received this honor. After
graduating with a degree in physics from the Valley, he
graduated in 1977 from the Johns Hopkins University in
Baltimore with a doctor of science degree.
Michael Helman 78, director
of music and organist at Faith
Presbyterian Church in Cape
Coral, Fla., was recognized
with the Creative Achievement
Award. An organ performance
major at LVC, Helman has
been celebrated nationally,
not only as an accomplished
organist and educator, but also
as a director and composer of choral, handbell, and organ
literature. He has more than 125 musical compositions
in print and has won nine handbell composition contests.
He has also won the top award in the Northern Virginia
Guild of Organ Hymn Writing competition. Earlier in his
career, Helman was the founder and artistic director of the
Wilmington, Del., Handbell Ensemble, the country's first
auditioned community handbell ensemble.
Karen Mackrides '87 was honored with an Alumni Citation.
The same year she graduated from the Valley summa cum
kude with degrees in international business and Spanish,
Mackrides began her career with IBM in Camp Hill, Pa.,
where she is now a team leader. In 1997 Mackrides earned
the "Bravo Award" for her marketing insight and intelligence
on a strategy for a $19 billion Global Services business unit,
the single biggest revenue producer at IBM. Her responsi-
bilities in market research allow her to travel throughout
the United States and the
world. She earned a master
of business administration
degree from Lehigh University
Erik Enters '86 won LVC s
2009 Carmean Award in
Admission. Enters, a guidance
counselor in the Upper
Merion School District, has
his alma mater to a number
of high school students,
including top athletes and
strong science majors. At LVC, Enters played varsity soccer
and baseball, performed in numerous theatrical productions,
and graduated with a degree in general studies and a minor
in music. He earned a master s degree in education at
Shippensburg University. He has been married for more
than 20 years to Maria Wheeler Enters '88. They have two
children, Emily and Matthew.
Paul Baker '79, managing editor of the Lebanon Daily News,
was honored with an Alumni Citation. He was praised for
his "dedication to [his] alma mater and its students, for [his]
professional achievement and commitment to the facts, and
for [his] love of community service and involvement." Baker
is married to Tracy Allgier Baker '79. They have three
children: Luthien, Nathan, and Allison. His parents, Robert
'49 and Barbara Kilheffer Baker '48, both graduated from
the Valley. While at LVC, Baker was an avid cross-country
and track runner. Three months after graduating from the
Valley with honors in English, he was hired by the Lebanon
Daily News as a result of an undergraduate internship.
thoughtful, committed citizens
can change the world ..."
A network of community-
minded alumni and students
chronicle their lives in public
Susan Manbeck Corbett 72
By Natalie Hope
For some people, success is confirmed by fame and
financial gain. But for many pioneers among the
Lebanon Valley College community, giving back to
others has been a life's vocation. They've all had
extraordinary visions, like building schools, making
streets safer, starting charities, and preserving history for
generations to come. Perhaps most important is that each of
these heroes shares a common thread: They're all part of LVC.
She had never traveled to a foreign
country before. But when Doreen
Sigman '76 retired after a 31 -year
teaching career, she set off with a
church mission to the little town of
Gonaives, Haiti — more than five hours
by pickup truck from the capital city
of Port au Prince.
"Its less than a two-hour flight from
Miami," says Sigman, "but Haiti is the
poorest country in the western hemi-
sphere." She s never forgotten her very
first encounters in the impoverished
country, which led her back on several
missions, the last of which was to help
build a school in Jubilee Blanc, one of the
poorest villages outside the capital city.
"Majestic mountains and turquoise
waters are in stark juxtaposition to
children eating cookies from a recipe
of dirt, shortening, and salt to stave
off hunger," says Sigman, who credits
her strong religious faith for giving
her the strength to live and work in a
community that time seems to have left
There, children run naked and shoe-
less on filthy dirt roads. "Jubilee Blanc
is a village of one-room mud houses,"
says Sigman. "There is no electricity or
running water. Drinking water comes
from a communal well." Deforestation
and a pair of back- to-back hurricanes
last year have left the land virtually
desolate of plants and wildlife. Many
people have starved or died of disease.
Those who survive have little means of
work or education, leaving children to
scavenge for food and shelter.
"Many children are homeless orphans,"
Sigman says. The lucky ones subside
on a daily ladle of rice and beans. The
others go without food.
When she arrived earlier this year,
Sigman saw more than 250 hungry
children waiting in line for food that
would feed less than half of them. She
knew she wanted to help with urgent
relief efforts, so she joined the Christian
Light Foundation in Jacksonville,
Fla., a missionary group that manages
orphanages, feeding programs, a Bible
college, and medical teams to care for
the sick and needy throughout Haiti.
A foster care parent with six children of
her own, Sigman saw her experiences,
both as a teacher and parent, falling
into place. "I could clearly see the steps
in my life suddenly making sense," she
says. "I was prepared for the task."
This fall, she was among a handful of
volunteers who established a Christian
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,SW/7« Manbeck Corbett '72 standing in front of a copy of President Lincoln's historic
Gettysburg Address located at the Museum and Visitor Center of the Gettysburg
National Military Park. The text is etched on a glass window in a permanent gallery
that pays tribute to Lincoln's address and explains its meaning.
school in Jubilee Blanc. The humble,
corrugated tin building stands in
the middle of the villages desert-like
landscape — a beacon in an otherwise
"My job was to secure curriculum,
teachers, students, schedules, and
teacher education," she says. "We will
have picnic tables and a concrete floor
measuring about 30 by 50 feet," with a
fence surrounding the school.
The school employs two instructors
who welcomed the first 48 students
this year; they'll receive lessons in both
English and Creole. Because there is
no postal system and funds are scarce,
Sigman and other volunteers hand-
deliver the most basic of teaching
materials. You wont find paper, supple-
mental books, or educational toys at the
school, but the volunteers are collecting
what they can to start children in much-
needed kindergarten classes.
"Its a true 'blank slate* experience,"
admits Sigman, who says the trips
are difficult, but fulfilling beyond
anything she's ever done. "I wanted to
see things that could not be read about
in a book." And she wanted to share
the gift of education with a generation
of children who, without her efforts,
would most certainly have been left
As vice president of programming
and development for the Gettysburg
Foundation at Gettysburg National
Military Park, Susan Manbeck
Corbett '72 is perpetually surrounded
by the past. From the rolling battle-
fields to the relics from America s
bloodiest war, Corbett is part of
a groundbreaking private/public
partnership with the National Park
Service, working to preserve the
rich and respected history of central
Fortunately for the people of
Gettysburg, honoring the past hasn't
prevented this former English major
from looking ahead to 2010, when
her husband, Attorney General Tom
Corbett '71, runs for governor of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
"It would be wonderful to be in a
position to contribute to Pennsylvania
as first lady," says Corbett, who met
her husband while they were both
students at LVC. As someone who
has spent her career working in the
arts and nonprofit sector, Corbett
is quite familiar with public service.
She's spent her career as both an
arts manager and a member of the
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts,
enriching peoples' lives with well-
respected arts programming from
Philadelphia to Pittsburgh.
"IVe always been interested in arts
and culture," admits Corbett, who has
most recendy channeled her love of
literature into the work she does for
the Gettysburg Foundation.
"I realized that there were 165,000
soldiers who fought at the Battle of
Gettysburg and every one of them
had a personal life, a family who loved
them and a story to tell," she says.
Her goal is to share these stories with
visitors from around the state, country,
The work Corbett does with the
Museum and Visitor Center at
Gettysburg has resulted in millions
of dollars in funding and fresh, new
programming for younger generations
of visitors. "What this museum has
done is put Gettysburg into the
context of the Civil War and the
Civil War in the context of American
history," says Corbett.
Working in an organization that's
community-based is particularly
important to her. "It shapes us," she
says. "Its exciting to feel like you're a
part of something that preserves and
makes relevant a part of our history
for millions of visitors each year."
Corbett credits LVC with providing
the building blocks on which she's
built her career. "People ask me, 'What
can you do as an English major?'"
Her favorite reply is: "What can't
you do as an English major?" Before
relocating to central Pennsylvania,
Corbett had the job of her dreams
with Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures, a
literary organization that presented
programming at Carnegie Music Hall.
She was face-to-face with the authors
and scholars she used to only read
"We presented public programs that
featured high-profile authors, commen-
tators, and critics," says Corbett, who
met Arthur Miller, Edward Albee,
Norman Mailer, William Styron,
Margaret Atwood, and Elie Weisel,
among many others.
"There's not a day that goes by that
I don't use what I learned at Lebanon
Valley," says Corbett, who admits one
of the best moments in her career was
meeting Kurt Vonnegut. "He was an
icon to us," she says. "I remember
staying up late at night in college with
other English majors and reading
everything he ever wrote."
Advocating for Students
For Nan Ryder Gray '74, learning
happens at every age. As director of
special education for the Utah State
Office of School Programs, the long-
time instructor manages special
education programs for more than 41
school districts and 81 charter schools
from her Salt Lake City office. "I have
gained much more than I have given,"
says Gray, who has spent a lifetime
teaching special education students,
and, most recendy, managing an
education program that nurtures
teachers like her.
"I was first drawn to students with
emotional and behavioral disorders
because of my psychology background
and the really good education I
received at LVC," she says. "I wanted
to be able to work on a regular basis
teaching students the skills they
needed to be successful."
While Gray always wanted to be a
teacher (her mother was a teacher),
her interest in special education was
first sparked at LVC, she says, because
of the individualized attention and
support she received from professors.
"They challenged us academically in
very positive and supportive ways,"
says Gray. "They prepared us well for
Gray has been inspired by many
of the special education students and
teachers she's met during her career. "It
means so much to be able to have an
impact on students with disabilities. I
love the challenge of discovering what
their unique learning patterns are," she
says. "It's very exciting and definitely
Gray works with a number of advo-
cacy groups, encouraging parents to
become involved with the curriculum.
She also oversees multimillion-dollar
budgets and provides technical support
to students and teachers throughout
"The students have taught me
incredible things," says Gray, who's
currently enrolled in a second graduate
program at the University of Utah.
"I continually learn from them and
embody the spirit that they never
stop learning. It s our responsibility
as citizens to make sure we can
contribute to the community in
whatever way we are able. It's my
responsibility as a citizen, with the
advantages I have received over the
years, to make sure I can give back and
make an impact."
Making Streets Safer
In the early morning, he takes time
to feed the horses on his farm. But
by the time he puts on his uniform,
Scott Davis '93 has become a
Pennsylvania State Trooper — and one
of 60 drug recognition officers in the
commonwealth. He helps local law
enforcement authorities keep illegal
drugs off the streets and out of the
hands of children.
"As long as I can remember, that's
what I wanted to do," says Davis,
whose father was also a state trooper.
While the majority of his work
involves active law enforcement in
nine counties surrounding Williams-
port, Davis also spends time educa-
ting school-age children.
"A lot of these kids dont have
mentors at home," he says. "A lot of
them come from homes where the
cop is considered the bad guy. Maybe
both of their parents are in jail and
their grandparents are raising them."
Davis creates educational programs
that introduce young people to law
enforcement officers in a positive way,
teaches them about the dangers of
drugs and alcohol abuse, and about
the importance of staying in school.
"The kids love it," he says, especially
when he and fellow troopers fly in on
a helicopter, sirens raging. "We want
to let these kids know we re friendly,"
Davis says, so he spends much of his
time in the community working with
young people on crime prevention
starting as early as elementary school.
'Tm basically a uniformed drug
officer," says Davis, who first started
studying criminal justice while a
student at LVC. As an undergraduate,
he read everything he could about law
enforcement. These days, he infiltrates
high crime areas where drugs are
rampant, making contacts within the
local police and community.
"We get feedback from people who
are trying to live decent lives and who
are frustrated with their communities
going downhill," he says. Davis also
trains local police officers on successful
tactics for arresting drug dealers.
"Its worse than people think," says
the veteran officer. "But if I can save
kids from getting involved with the
(L to R): Brad Sweigart '11 (secretary), Adam Abruzzo '12 (president),
and Nick Wardle '10 (vice president) have all been involved with LVC's
chapter of Special Olympics since their freshman year.
drug lifestyle, and if I can make it
safe for kids to walk to school, I'm
making a difference. In the long run,
education is the best defense."
Friends and former teammates Chris
Bauer '09 and Nick Zlupko '09 have
always played sports. Ever since they
were kids, they were both making their
marks (and making scores) on the
field. But when they met at LVC, they
decided it was time to use their talents
to help a very unique group of athletes
in the region.
"I was involved with the Special
Olympics in high school ," says Zlupko.
"Our soccer team played the Special
Olympics soccer team each year. That's
how I knew about the organization."
Both he and Bauer started volun-
and more students started volunteer-
ing at events and practices. "We would
hold practices for cross country and
long-distance running," he says, "or
just walk around campus with the kids."
By the end of each season, Bauer
and Zlupko would organize big com-
petitions. "In the spring we hosted a
swim meet," says Bauer. The room-
mates also hosted soccer games and
"They always try hard," says Zlupko
of the athletes. "They just get out there
and have a really good time." As a
soccer coach, he was always impressed
with how hard the athletes pushed
themselves. "They have so much
talent," he says.
"I'm most proud of the number of
people from LVC who would help
out," says Bauer, adding that some
of the events would run from 7 a.m.
until 3 p.m. with dozens of Special
"WE ALL FIGURED IF WE WERE LIVING TOGETHER, WHY NOT
HELP PEOPLE?" - CHRIS BAUER 09
teering for Lebanon County's Special
Olympics chapter while they were
living in one of the Colleges special-
interest houses on campus.
"We all figured if we were living
together, why not help people?" says
Bauer who is currendy an assistant
coach with the LVC men's cross
Bauer and Zlupko inspired each
of their eight roommates to sign up
for the local chapter of the Special
Olympics. At first, the LVC chapter
was comprised of only a few students.
But by the time the two young men
graduated, it seemed like more than
half of the campus was involved in the
After the first year of working with
Special Olympics, Bauer says more
Olympians participating. "We would
have as many as 60 people helping
out," he says.
Bauer and Zlupko s work paid off
this year when LVC was named 2009
Pennsylvania Special Olympics
School of the Year. "It was
one of those things where everyone
pitched in to make this happen,"
says Bauer. He is in graduate school,
learning to work with mentally
disabled children as a special care
Zlupko, now a middle school
teacher, says the Special Olympians
taught him a lot about what it means
to be a true athlete. "When you're on
really competitive teams, sometimes
you forget that you're out there to have
run," he says.
The duo feels comfort in knowing
that what they started will continue.
Many current students, including
Nick Wardle '10, Adam Abruzzo
'12, and Brad Sweigart '11 carry
on the LVC tradition of working with
He was in the 94th Infantry Division
during World War II. "Patton called it
his golden nugget division," remem-
bers Robert Cassel '36. "We led the
Third Army to the Rhine River," he
adds, "before the unit made its way
into Eastern Germany during the
height of the war."
As a proud member of "The
Greatest Generation," Cassel has
seen much sorrow and victory in
his military career. He's also spent a
lifetime in service, both overseas and
in his native Philadelphia, as a soldier
and as a civilian.
Before retiring as a chemist from
the Mobil Oil Company, the LVC
biology major spent many years
working in his local community. In
1950, Cassel founded the Gloucester
County Nature Club, a nonprofit
organization of people who share a
common love and curiosity for the
natural world. Over the years, the
group has welcomed well-known
botanists and birdwatchers, enabling
Cassel to continue a hobby he learned
about while still a student at LVC in
"My first experience with bird identi-
fication was with Dr. [Samuel] Derick-
son in the Biology Department ," he
says. "He would take us to Mt. Gretna
and point out birds along the way."
Cassel also spent time studying the
natural world as a boy. "I had a dog
when I was a young kid," he says. "I
was told you have to walk the dog
every day. So I walked him into the
woods, and into the swamps." During
these long walks, Cassel would study
the wildlife and try to identify plants
In recent years, Cassel and his wife,
Carol, have spent much of their time
volunteering in their suburban Phila-
delphia community. They were among
a team of volunteers who readied the
batdeship New Jersey to open as a
tourist destination and museum on
the Delaware River.
He also taught Sunday school in
a new church building he helped
to construct in Paulsboro. "I was
laying bricks on a Sunday. I didn't
think that would look too good to the
Protecting our Protectors
His job is to give law enforcement
officers the tools they need to do their
jobs safely — education is at the top
of his list. Marc Junkerman '91 has
dedicated his career to changing the
way people understand public safety.
As a law enforcement supervisor in
Harford County, Maryland, Junker-
man manages grants, reviews policy
and procedures, and monitors equip-
ment affecting hundreds of officers
under his watch. "Service has always
been something important in my
family," says Junkerman, a military
veteran who credits both the U.S. Army
and LVC for laying the foundation for
his career in law enforcement.
"The liberal arts curriculum really
helped me become adaptable," says the
LVC psychology major. "I had been
a field operator most of my life doing
special investigations, S.W.A.T., and
patrol. I had to very quickly transition
into an entirely different way of think-
ing when I took this job."
Junkermans own educational
experiences have inspired him to
encourage others in law enforcement
"LVC GAVE ME MORE THAN JUST AN EDUCATION; IT TAUGHT
ME THE VALUE OF LEARNING." - marc junkerman m
chairman of the committee to raise
money for the new church," says
Cassel, who credits volunteers for
picking up hammers and planks of
wood when the money ran out to pay
"We put the roof on in a snow
storm," he remembers. "And I once
had to stop one of the guys from
to pursue higher learning, whether in
graduate school or technical training.
"You can learn a lot of things in a
book, but hands-on experiences and
research projects really took what I
learned from the book into the real
world," says Junkerman. "LVC gave
me more than just an education; it
taught me the value of learning."
When Junkerman made the recent
transition from foot soldier to admini-
strator with the sheriffs department,
the first thing he did was go back to
school. He was accepted into Johns
Hopkins University's prestigious
police executive leadership program
in Baltimore, and after two years,
the LVC grad was awarded a master's
degree in management.
"It comes down to two choices,"
says Junkerman. "You can be part of
the solution or part of the problem.
Are you going to be the type of person
who is willing to step up and offer a
He says every day he's reminded
about the importance of education and
service in his career. "I try to do a better
job every day," he says. "You can't put a
price tag on that. You can't put a price
on the pride you get from the public
when you've done a good job."
More than 32 years ago, John
Cullather 76 moved to Washington,
D.C., with the dream of working in
politics. With his political science
degree from LVC tucked under his
arm, he embarked on what would be a
long career on Capitol Hill.
"I came to Washington to see what it
was really about," says Cullather, now
the staff director of the U.S. House
Subcommittee on Coast Guard and
Maritime Transportation. His office
overlooks the Capitol. "Everyone
said you should start on Capitol Hill.
So I submitted my resume, and a
congressman from Long Beach, Calif,
had an opening and hired me."
Before long, Cullather became a
legislative assistant. He was eventually
tapped to handle maritime policy
for the congressman's district, which
included major seaports along the
Most recently, Cullather has been
responsible for drafting legislation
that impacts transportation safety
on waterways both domestically and
internationally. He handles everything
from issues surrounding search and
rescue and homeland security to
shipping vessels and recreational boats.
"It s very rewarding," says Cullather.
"The ocean is a very dangerous place
for mariners. We are continually
trying to improve maritime safety."
Cullather had no idea he would be
spending so much time researching
piracy on the high seas this year. But
after several people were taken hostage
on transportation lines, Washington
is taking a hard look at laws here
and abroad that could better protect
"The process of changing laws and
programs can be very slow," admits
Cullather. "It can take years. You have
to be very patient. But I've had quite a
few bills I've crafted enacted into law."
The most recent is a law limiting
air pollution on sailing vessels. "It
was implemented by the Obama
administration," he says. "As a result,
people have cleaner air to breathe
because of more emission controls on
Cullather also spends time volun-
teering at a local homeless shelter and
singing in his church choir. But his
work on Capitol Hill' has meant the
most over the years. "I always think
that there are fishermen today that are
coming home to their families because
of legislation I worked on many years
ago," he says.
Following the Money
"This is the only job I ever wanted,"
says Robert Loughney '89. "I've
known I wanted to be an FBI agent
for as long as I can remember. My
father was an agent and his brother
was an agent." Loughney s younger
sister, Amy, is also an FBI agent in
New York City.
"The sons and daughters of agents
tend to get drawn into it," admits
Loughney who has served in the FBI,
Baltimore and Philadelphia divisions,
for 13 years. "Its a career where I
knew I could make a difference."
Working for the FBI isn't just a job,
its a career, says the LVC accounting
major. "Accounting is a great way to
get into the FBI," he says. "We follow
the money." Loughney is primarily
involved with financial cases, ranging
from counterterrorism to white-collar
crime. "In many cases, stopping a flow
of funds can mean preventing future
terrorist attacks," he says.
" Were always looking for new people
with fresh ideas," adds Loughney.
"And there's a spot for just about any
LVC's national award-winning chapter of the American Cancer Society's Colleges Against Cancer annualy holds cancer awareness events on campus
including "smoke outs. " 'Here, Sarah Bronstein '11 is outlined in chalk, representing a victim and the dangers of tobacco. Also participating were
(L to R): Rich Drazin '11, Aaron Amin '13, Megan McGrady '11, Josh GoeUner '12, and Jimmy Black '12. Not pictured' Emily Moore '11 and
specialty. In my graduating class from
the FBI training academy, we had
a rocket scientist from NASA, an
aluminum siding salesman, school
teachers, and former police officers."
He says LVC s well-rounded liberal
arts education was the starting point for
his training in the FBI. "It positioned
me well to deal with others in the
world," says Loughney, who s also a
volunteer coach for his children's
sports teams and an active volunteer in
While an average day at the FBI
may be spiced with a fair amount of
intrigue (all of which is off limits for
this interview), Loughney says that
what he values most are the people he
works with to make the world a safer
place for his own children.
"In some cases you can save lives,"
says Loughney. "You can really do
something special that other jobs don't
give you the opportunity to do."
Natalie Hope McDonald '97 is a
freelance writer based in Phila-
Living Strong: Students Crusade Against Cancer
talie Hope McDonald
When her father died two years ago after a 14-year battle
with cancer, Sarah Bronstein '11 knew she wanted to
get involved with the American Cancer Society's Colleges
Against Cancer (CAC). She learned about the organization
during the campus activities fair from Megan McGrady '11
and Emily Moore '11, who co-founded the campus chapter.
"With his passing," Bronstein says, "my devotion got
stronger." After volunteering with CAC, she now works
with activists and survivors on campus to help educate
the College community about early testing and cancer
All three young women actively recruit new members
and plan well-attended events year-round. They were so
successful this year that LVC's CAC chapter was honored
with three national awards, including Rookie Chapter
of the Year and Cancer Education Chapter of the Year,
from among more than 400 schools. They competed for
the titles against well-known Ivy League colleges and
universities across the country.
This local chapter is also involved with the College's
Relay for Life, a 12-hour walk that raises money for cancer
research. "Survivors line up to start the race," says Moore,
who chairs the Survivorship Committee and was involved
with Relay for Life in Lancaster during her last two years of
high school. "They take the first lap to start off the race."
Moore, who joined her high school's Relay for Life after a
close friend was diagnosed with cancer, says the moment
is inspirational for everyone in attendance. It took on
special significance for her after she lost her grandmother
to cancer several years ago. Her other grandmother is
currently in remission from the disease.
"Unfortunately, cancer is such a universal experience,"
says McGrady. "But when you harness all of the personal
stories it becomes an avenue of support. It's about
spreading hope and education."
CAC creates special educational programs each month
designed to bring attention to various forms of cancer.
During one such public awareness program, volunteers
drew chalk outlines of "bodies" on the pavement around
campus illustrating the dangers of tobacco use.
"For October breast cancer awareness," Bronstein says,
"the ice hockey team passed out information about early
detection, collected donations, and wore T-shirts reading
'Real Men Wear Pink/" The sport teams have been great
supporters, hosting special events and sharing information
"I think at the end of the day," says McGrady, "everyone
wants to be a part of something that's a little bigger than
Emily Moore '11 (left) and Gina DiCamiUo *10
NOTE: All locations are in Pennsylvania unless otherwise noted.
Editors Note: During the summer of 2009
LVC underwent a complete conversion of our
database management system. Due to this
change, many Class Notes received during
this period will not appear until the spring
issue. I thank you in advance for your patience.
Abo, please note that LVC does not accept
Class Note submissions for engagements due
to space constraints.
Kathleen "Kathy" Kelly Kalathas 81 and
her husband, RADM Nicholas "Nick" T.
Kalathas '81 f welcomed their daughter,
Elaina, 3, from China. Kathy plays flute
for the Bel Air Community Band, and
Nick is a Rear Admiral stationed at the
Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., as the
director of logistics for Naval Sea Systems
Scott A. Barlup '90 and his wife, Kathy,
welcomed a son, Brogan Mitchell, into
their family on May 20, 2008.
William J. Rossnock '92 and his wife,
Sandra, welcomed a son, Cooper J., into
their family on Jan. 14. He joins sisters
Sophie, 7, and Molly, 4.
Jeffrey L Manning '93 and his wife,
Rachel, welcomed a daughter, Chloe Lynn,
into their family on Feb. 14.
Ana Prewitt-Rodriguez Farr '97 and her
husband, John, welcomed a daughter,
Cadence Analise, into their family on
Yvonne D'Uva Howard '97 and Josh E.
Howard '97 welcomed a son, Jayce, into
their family on Dec. 26, 2008.
Shelly Levan Kraatz '97 and her husband,
Darryl, welcomed a daughter, Gabrielle
Addison, into their family on Nov. 24,
Martha Mains Lobaugh '97 and Michael
Lobaugh '99 welcomed a daughter, Morgana
Grace, into their family on Feb. 10.
Greta Snyder Wright '97 and David W.
Wright '97 welcomed a daughter, Quinn
Jillian, into their family on July 2, 2008.
Son Tanner will be 7 in January.
Allison Henry Post '98, '00 and Dan Post
'99 welcomed a daughter, Amelia Grace,
into their family on Dec. 1, 2008. She is
their third child. Dan is an assistant vice
president and actuary for The Hartford in
Amy Schimpf Stahl '98 and Brian Stahl '98
welcomed a son, Xander Brian, into their
family on Jan. 22.
Lindsay Shattuck Allen '00 and her
husband, Jeremy, welcomed a son, David
Albert, into their family on Sept. 3, 2008.
Whitney Grace Ridler
Michael J. Ridler '00 and his wife,
Danyale, welcomed a daughter, Whitney
Grace, into their family on July 2.
Amy Martin Rittle '00 and her husband,
Dave B. Rittle, welcomed a daughter,
Samantha Ann, into their family on April
18. Dave is a chef for Lebanon Valley
College with Hallmark Dining Services.
Amanda Oft Templeton '00 and Jeffrey
Templeton '98 welcomed a daughter, Sidni
Grace, into their family on Feb. 25.
Susan K. Borelli M'02 and her husband,
Scott Hoh, welcomed a son, Emmett
Thomas, into their family on March 23.
Sue is the vice president for major gifts at
the Caron Foundation in Wernersville.
Melanie Boyd Fink '02 and her husband,
Michael, welcomed a daughter, Emmalyn
Karson, into their family on Feb. 1.
Melanie is the secretary/store manager at
Mike Finks Produce in Germansville.
Lauren Baptista Smith '02 and Michael
J. Smith '02 welcomed a daughter, Ella
Kathleen, into their family on March
26. Lauren is a teacher in the West Perry
School District. Mike is an elementary
principal with the Newport School District
and is a doctoral candidate at Pennsylvania
Jennifer Miller Anteau '03 and her hus-
band, Chris, welcomed a son, Noah Chris-
topher, into their family on Dec. 29, 2008.
Madelyn Rose Ciemiewicz
Katie Ulrich Ciemiewicz '03 and her
husband, Bryan, welcomed a daughter,
Madelyn Rose, into their family on Dec.
Stephen Carter Stouch
Jennifer Peirson Kuntz '03 and Jason
Kuntz, director of residential life at LVC,
welcomed a son, Edward Jason, into their
family on June 14.
Jamie Cronin Bainbridge '04 and William
Bainbridge '03 welcomed a son, Austin
John, into their family on Jan. 20.
Kendra Stichler Stouch '04 and Stephen
Stouch Jr. '03 welcomed a son, Stephen
Carter, into their family on April 5.
Amy Haag Bowman '06 and her husband,
Joseph, welcomed a daughter, Tarynn, into
their family on Jan. 20. She joins big sister
Keira, who is 2.
Friends of the College
Dr. Stacy A. Goodman, professor of
biology at LVC, and her husband, Bob,
welcomed a son, Carson Ronald, into their
family on Feb. 5.
(Back Row, L to R): Bryan Hartman '84, Kristopher Hartman '13, Kaitlyn Hartman '10, Melanie Herman Hartman '85, Michael Lasky '13,
Robert Lasky '86. (Third Row, L to R): Kelsey Pelton '13, W. Lee Pelton '80, Tilman Frye '67, Nancy Kettering Frye '80, Dale Groome '84,
Ann Marcinkowski '84, Jonathan Nerino '13, (Second Row, L to R): Kathy Arnold Vasisko '78, David Vasisko '13, Deborah Dressier Wysocki
'86, Elise Wysocki '13, Jamie Frye '13, Vicki Frey Groome '84, Lt. Cmdr. Michael Cackovic, M.D., '87. (First Row, L to R): Allan Dutton '85,
Jane Rupert Button '85,Jenna Dutton '13, Kelsey Groome '13, Hannah Cackovic '13, Taylor Luthy '13, Kim Luthy '88.
Twenty Legacies Join the Class of 2013; Alumni Award Increased to $10,000
One of the largest legacy classes in memory will also be the
first to benefit from the College's newly increased Children
of Alumni Award. This summer, the College increased the
annual award for children of alumni who attend LVC from
$500 per year to $2,500 per year, for a maximum per-student
benefit of $10,000 over the course of four years. One of this
year's recipients came from as far away as Carlsbad, Calif.
Members of the 2013 Legacy Class are Rachel Beazley,
Hannah Cackovic, Edward Dema, Jenna Dutton, Jamie Frye,
Kelsey Groome, Colin Habecker, Kristopher Hartman, Michael
Lasky, Taylor Luthy, Brenden Martorano, Alyssa Mitchell,
Bridget Monighan, Jonathan Nerino, Matthew Nesmith,
Michael Ness, Kelsey Pelton, Seth Polydore, David Vasiski,
and Elise Wysocki.
Class News & Notes
Jeremy Maisto, registrar at LVC, and
his wife, Emily, welcomed a daughter,
Caroline Sophia, into their family on
Dr. Victoria "Tori" Marchess assistant
professor of physical therapy at LVC, and
her husband, Mike, welcomed a daughter,
Carmen Ann, into their family on March 23.
Steven C. Orme, assistant athletic trainer
at LVC, and his wife, Laura, welcomed a
daughter, Samantha Christine, into their
family on March 17.
Dr. Walter Patton, associate professor of
chemistry at LVC, and his wife, Dr. Steph-
anie M. Patton, welcomed a daughter, Alex-
andra Hope, into their family on March 30.
The Rev. Jeffrey C. Compton 75 and
Susan Schlegel were married Oct. 12,
2007, in Zion Lutheran Church in Union
Deposit, where Jeff serves as pastor.
Christina E. Weber '88 and Brian Phillips
exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 22,
2008, in Hershey. Desanie Vlaisavljevic
Miller '88 and Robert D. Miller '91 were
members of the wedding party. Christina
is the associate director of the National
Center for Child Death Review in Wash-
Cynthia Lerch '95 and Brett Wambold
exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 17,
2006, in Owego, N.Y. Cynthia is a
manager for budgeting and financial
analysis for New York public schools.
Dr. Gregory D. Kohler '00 andTricia
Ann Twaddle were married April 25 in
Phoenixville. Dr. Chris Pugh '99, Cory
Mattern '96 r and Jeff Kimmel '97 were
groomsmen. Megan Miller Pugh '99 f
Steve Bubnis '97 r Rick Hornberger '98,
Justin McCall, Esq., '98, Mike Weist II '98,
Marcia Reed Weist '00, Ryan Mattern 02,
Marc Attivo '97, Erin Buffi ngton Attivo '98,
Steve Jayne '97, Jennifer Hand Jayne '98,
Patrick "P.J." Groft '98, Matt Gross '97,
Cory Snook, Esq., '97, and head football
coach Jim Monos were in attendance.
Kristy Danielle Kane '01 and Donald J.
DeSanto Jr. exchanged wedding vows
(L to R): Hope Ellis '03, Kelly McCabe Butler '03, Jess McQuay '03, Jennifer Pinand Buterbaugh '03
on June 20, 2008, in Turks and Caicos.
Kristy is a school psychologist for the
Burlington County Educational Services in
Westampton, N J.
Jay Losiewicz '03 and Rachel Krall were
married on Oct. 4, 2008, in Harrisburg.
Bradley Fuhrman '03 served as best man.
Michael Brehm '03 and Michael Edris '03
served as ushers. Jay is a sales specialist at
Lowe s Home Improvement Warehouse in
Kelly McCabe '03 and James Buder were
married Oct. 11, 2008, in North Haledon,
N.J. Hope Ellis '03 served as maid of honor.
Jessica McQuay '03 served as a brides-
maid. Jennifer Pinand Buterbaugh '03
was in attendance. Kelly is an operations
manager for the Regus Group in
(Front): Dr. Gregory D. Kohler '00; (Second Row,
L to R): Justin McCall, Esq., '98, Mike Weist II '98,
Ryan Mattern '02, Steve Jayne '97, Cory Snook,
Esq.,'97; (Third Row, L to R): Steve Bubnis '97,
Rick Hornberger '98, Dr. Chris Pugh '99, Corey
Mattern '96, Marc Attivo '97, P.J Groft '98, Jeff
Kimmel '97, Matt Gross '97
Ashley Kristin Lang '04 and Justin Edwards
posed in front of Marquette Hall after their
wedding. They were married in Steehon.
Lisa Landis '04 and Robert Schaefer
'04 exchanged wedding vows on May 9
in Lemoyne. Jamie Moyer Brandle '04,
Cassandra Hoadley Hutton '04, and Andy
Piatt '04 were members of the bridal party.
Jason Brandle '03, Kristi Riley-Piatt 03,
Sean Carney '03, Kelly Kauffman Carney '03,
Jeremy Rea '04, Jen Borgerding '04,
Lorraine Patton '04, and Kim Richardson
Runkle '03 were in attendance.
Ashley Kristin Lang '04 and Justin Edwards
(Above) exchanged wedding vows on May
30 in Steelton. Lauren Ludorf '06 served
as a bridesmaid. Jessica Moyer '05 and
Joshua Rodgers '05 were in attendance.
Ashley is a fourth-grade learning support
teacher at Hershey Elementary School.
Bringing Music to the World
As a young Lebanon Valley College graduate in 1949, Harlan
Daubert had to make a decision about where he wanted to
teach music. Daubert had an offer to teach in the nearby
Fredericksburg School District, but the marching band boasted
just 18 people.
"I taught everything — elementary music, geography, choir,
and band," say Daubert.
It was at Fredericksburg that Daubert greeted a new fifth-
grade teacher named Jeanne Beaver, a Gettysburg College
graduate who would go on to become Daubert's wife and the
mother of their seven children. Three of them — Suzanne "Suzie"
Daubert Fox 77, Alison Daubert '84, and Aaron Daubert '93— would
become LVC alumni like their father. Suzie is an adjunct
professor of music at LVC.
Though the Fredericksburg band was struggling when
Daubert arrived in 1949, he was consistently dedicated to the
musicians under his tutelage.
Rival Jonestown School District wanted Daubert as well, a
fact that helped influence the merger of the two schools. In
1957, they formed what would become the Northern Lebanon
Over the years, Daubert brought more music to Northern
Lebanon, and, in turn, brought Northern Lebanon music to the
world. Under Daubert's direction, the Northern Lebanon March-
ing Band performed at many events, including the Orange Bowl,
the Cotton Bowl, the World's Fair in New York, the Montreal
Expo, and both the Macy's and Gimble's Thanksgiving day
parades. The band even traveled to Ireland in 1986 to play
as the "band of distinction" at the Lord Mayor's Ball on St.
Patrick's Day. They won the Waterford Crystal Trophy that is
awarded to the band with the highest score from the judges.
"Our top accomplishment was going to the 1982 Tournament
of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., where we represented
five states" says Daubert. "It's so difficult to get invited."
"I taught everything —
elementary music, geography,
choir, and band"
LVC recognized Daubert's accomplishments in 1978 when
he was honored with an Alumni Citation.
Daubert also has received the Paul Harris Fellow award
from the Lebanon Rotary Club and the Melvin Jones Fellow
award from the Fredericksburg Lions Club.
Daubert makes it clear that the support of the community
and the band members' hard work were crucial in making
their successes possible. That dedication and success was
recognized during a ceremony on Sept. 20 when the Northern
Lebanon High School dedicated the Harlan A. Daubert
Performing Arts Center.
"I am really grateful and humbled by the school board
doing this in my honor," says Daubert. "It was a team effort—
you can't do it by yourself."
By Emily Gertenbach '11
Gertenbach, English, is an aspiring journalist who works
on campus in the offices of college relations and information
technology services, acts with Wig & Buckle, writes for
La Vie Collegienne, and is co-president of Greenblotter,
the campus literary journal She is currently studying in
London. You can follow her experiences by reading her blog
Class News & Notes
(L to R): Cassandra Hoadley Hutton '04, Jeremy Rea '04, Jamie Moyer Brandle '04, Jason
Brandle '03, Lisa Landis Schaefer '04, Robert Schaefer '04, Andrew Piatt '04, Jen Borgerding '04,
Kristi Riley Piatt '03, Kim Richardson Runkle '03, Lorraine Patton Van Stone '04, Sean Carney '03,
Kelly Kauffman Carney '03 (wedding details on p. 24)
Dr. Stephanie Ann Kraft '05, '07 and
Gregory T. Rada Jr. exchanged wedding
vows on Sept. 13, 2008, in Lancaster.
Dr. Erin Keiper '05, '07 served as maid of
honor. Jonathan Kelly '06 served as best
man. Stephanie is the clinical manager at
CPRS Physical Therapy in Lancaster.
Laura Elizabeth Lagler '05 and Matthew
Joseph Frederick '05 were married on
April 25 in Emmaus. Lynn Leidig Bentz '05,
Jason Clay '04, Chris Frederick '07, and
Nicole Frederick '10 were members of the
bridal party. Russell "Rusty" Bentz '05, Dr.
Alina Gottschalk '05, D'07, Dan Zilinskis '05,
(Front L to R): Laura Lagler Frederick '05, Matthew Frederick '05, Ashley Johnson '07, Nicole
Frederick '10, Tom McElwee '04,Jared Grove '05, Justin Albert '05, Kevin Block '02; (Second
Row, L to R): Dr. Alina Gottschalk '05, D'07, Dan Zilinskis '05, Chris Frederick '07, Lynn Lei-
dig Bentz '05, Russell "Rusty" Bentz '05, Jason Clay '04, Caitlin Gibbs '04, Justin Kratzer '04,
Jen Deatrick Kratzer '05, Amy Gindhart '05, Alone Stief'05, Kristen Augustine '05, Ryan Merritt '07,
Theresa Woods '07, Rachel Bartley '05
Justin Albert '05, Theresa Woods '07,
Jen Deatrick Kratzer '05, Justin Kratzer '04,
Amy Gindhart '05, Alane Stief '05, Rachel
Bartley '05, Ryan Merritt '07, Kristen Augus-
tine '05, Jared Grove '05, Tom McElwee '04,
Matt Hauk '05, Caitlin Gibbs '04, Kevin
Block '02, Ashley Johnson '07, and Kendra
McQuillis Hauk '05 were in attendance.
Liza Anne McLucas '05 and Michael
Kalloz were united in marriage on June 13
in Gettysburg. Liza is an elementary school
counselor at South Hanover Elementary
School, Hershey, in the Lower Dauphin
School District. She is the daughter of
Karen McLucas, coordinator of enrollment
services at LVC.
Carolina Maria Russo '05 and Michael
Santino Holding '06 exchanged wedding
vows on Jan. 9 in Annapolis, Md. Carolina
is a sales associate with Victorias Secret
Jennifer Lynn Walter '05 and Robert
James Richardson '07 were married on
April 18 in Dalton. Corey Weaver '07
served as best man. Mark Orndorf '07,
James Walter '06, and Jacob Prestidge '06
served as groomsmen. Leslie Kerchner '04
served as maid of honor, and Jamie
Webber '05 served as a bridesmaid.
Kathryn L Ferree '06 and Derek L. Ginge-
rich were united in marriage on June 20 in
Hanover. Becca Runkle '05 served as maid
Andrea L Blom '07 and Michael Stengele
exchanged wedding vows on April 25 in
Belmar, N.J. Heather Vasas '07 served as
a bridesmaid and Kyran Laudeman '08
served as the best man.
Sarah Lennard '07 and Brett Buzdygon '07
were married on July 12, 2008, in Perkasie.
Included in the wedding party were Chris-
tine Gramlich '07, Jameson Moore '07,
Edward Myers '06, Brendan Fullam '07,
Michael Layser '07, and James O'Brien '07.
Sarah is a preschool teacher at The Goddard
School in Quakertown.
Jeremy K. Mann '08 and Jennifer Kramer
exchanged wedding vows on June 13 in
Lebanon. Mike Greinke '08, Carl Bahner '07,
and Steve S potts '10 served as grooms-
men. Mallory Hane '08, Jackie Hane '08,
Steve Salisbury '08, Kateri Swavely '09,
Erika Maury '08, Hella Bloom '06, Emily
Stouffer '08, Andy Spotts '07, Chelsie
Miller '09, and Bria Rose '11 were in
Friends of the College
Dr. Jean-Marc Braem, associate professor
of French at LVC, and Valerie J. Knisley
were united in marriage on May 30 in
LVC s Miller Chapel.
In the last year,
Miriam Carper Frey '44
performed an organ
recital at the Lebanon
Valley Brethren Home in Palmyra where
she has resided for 16 years. She performed
with Ann Layser on piano to a standing-
room-only crowd in the community chapel
and received two standing ovations. Miriam
was a music supervisor at Palmyra High
School and a minister of music at Palmyra
Church of the Brethren for 42 years.
Kirk '56 continues to
substitute as a church
organist and bell choir
director. She is the volunteer coordinator
of The Musicians and Friends Group at her
William Workinger '57 recendy co-
authored a book, Keys to Successful Piano
Performance, published by Ed Sueta Music
Publications, Inc. It is his fifth volume in
Glenda Wilson Kirker '58, a retired
teacher, lives with her grandchildren in
Beaumont, Calif. She volunteers at their
elementary school and at the Lutheran
church Sunday school.
John Morris Sr. '59 owns the Rocky
Mountain Hat Company with his son in
Bozeman, Mont. Over the years, he and
his son have built a reputation for the best
hand-crafted custom hats available.
Dr. Douglas A. Ross '60
is the owner and prin-
cipal consultant of
Solutions Consulting. He is the author of
two books, Be Who You Want to Be: The
Secret to Success and Make It Last: Loving
Everyone's checking it out, you should too!
The LVC website has undergone
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Visit the new site today.
For additional LVC news, photos, and more, check out The Valley Online Companion.
Class News & Notes
Dr. Peter Riddle '61 is retired from Acadia
University in Nova Scotia, Canada, where
he still teaches part time. He recendy pub-
lished three works of fiction: Whistle Up
a Windy a sailing adventure set in Nova
Scotia; The Summer of the Kittens; and The
Painted Ponies of Partequineus. The last two
tides are short novels in one volume for
Richard G. Felty '63 serves as a member
of the board of directors of the Center for
Spiritual Formation in Carlisle. His wife,
Joy Klingler Felty '65, sings with the vocal
ensemble Jubilate under the direction of
Dr. Robert Lau '65.
Priscilla Brush Schwenk '63 retired in
2004 from teaching at John Harris High
School in Harrisburg. At the time of
her retirement she was head of the math
William G. Hughes, Esq., '65 retired
from the full-time practice of law. He will
remain as general counsel to the National
Association of Federal Veterinarians, based
in Washington, D.C., a position he has
held since 1972.
Nancy Robinson Learning '69 is the
former chief executive officer of Tufts
Health Plan based in Massachusetts. She
currendy sits on three public company
boards of directors, and resides in the
Turks and Caicos Islands in the winter.
David Leigh '69 is an enrichment lecturer
on cruise ships to both the Caribbean and
Canadian maritime provinces. In the past
year he and his wife, Ann, have taken six
Dr. Jonna-Lynn Knauer Mandelbaum '69
recently published the last book in a series
of three novels relating to Mozambique,
tided Unpredictable Crossing. Although her
two previous novels, Malarial Fevers and
Unspoken Farewell, are based on the lives of
real people, Unpredictable Crossing is com-
pletely fictional, but uses characters from
Unspoken Farewell. Mandelbaum was a
speaker last October for LVC s colloquium,
Age of Terror.
Carl L Marshall '69 was elected a presi-
dent of the Mid-Atlantic Region for the
National Rehabilitation Association.
Patricia A. Pingel '69 retired in April as
program manager of the Pennsylvania
Department of Conservation and Natural
Resources, Office of Conservation Science.
Enders 70 retired
as elementary vocal
music teacher for the Hempfield School
District. She continues as director of music
at Trinity United Church of Christ in East
Join the Mathematical Sciences Department in Saying
'Thank You" to Dr. Bryan Hearsey
To thank Dr. Bryan Hearsey for his nearly 40 years of teaching and to honor
his work in creating our flagship Actuarial Science Program, the Mathematical
Sciences Department has announced a fund drive to secure $100,000 to endow
the Dr. Bryan V. Hearsey Scholarship for Actuarial Science.The scholarship will
provide financial aid for deserving students studying actuarial science, as well
as provide an incentive for drawing future students to the program.
If you'd like to honor Dr. Hearsey for his dedication to the Valley and the
Actuarial Science Program, please send a check written to "Lebanon Valley
College" and indicate that it is to be credited to the Hearsey Scholarship.
Or, you can go online to www.lvc.edu/supportLVC and choose "Hearsey
Scholarship" from among the giving options.
Questions, comments, and fun memories or stories about Dr. Hearsey may be
shared with Dr. Patrick Brewer, associate professor of mathematical sciences,
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-867-6082.
Dr. David E. Myers 70 is the director of
the School of Music at the University of
The Rev. Dr. George E. Zeiders '70 is
the senior pastor at St. Paul's United
Methodist Church in State College, a
position he has held since June 2007.
Linda Ammlung McAlpin 71 is a long-
time active member of the Philadelphia
Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, an
international music fraternity. She chaired
the nominating committee for the national
convention in Chicago this past summer.
While a student at LVC, Linda was an
active member of the Delta Alpha Chapter.
Sue E. Bowman 72 is a part-time corre-
spondent for Lancaster Farming and writes
a weekly column, tided "Rural Ramblings."
Lawrence M. Larthey III 72 retired as
principal of the Jim Thorpe Area School
District, after more than 35 years in
education. He was awarded an honorary
state life membership in the Pennsylvania
Congress of Parents and Teachers, and
a lifetime achievement award by the
Pennsylvania Parent Teacher Association.
Linda Holubowicz Rhine 72 retired in
2003 from the Dade County Public
School System in Florida after 30 years
of teaching. She is working on masters
degrees in both education administration
and theology, and teaches special needs
children. Her book, The Ivory Buttons, was
published by Publish America.
Lydia Kauffman Schnetzka 72 retired in
2008 from the Dallastown Area School
District after serving more than nine years
as the director of special education. Prior
to that, she worked for 27 years in the
South Eastern School District.
Frances Stachow Seeger 72 was named
executive director at Channels Food
Rescue of Lemoyne.
Dr. Anthony T. Leach 73 has been named
Pennsylvania State University's second
Penn State laureate. He is an associate
professor of music and music education
in Penn State's College of Arts and
Dr. J. Scott Deiter 74 is the chair of the
Federal Laboratory Consortium, based in
Indian Head, Md., comprising all federal
labs in the country.
Gregg E. Townsley 74 is employed by
Tuality Healthcare in Hillsboro, Ore. He has
five grandchildren. He competes nationally
in his new hobby, Cowboy Fast Draw.
John G. Fenimore 75 is the director of
curriculum for Edison Public Schools in
Tom Ward 75 was recendy named
general manager of Vermeil Wines in
Napa Valley, Calif. The winery is owned
by Dick Vermeil, the former National
Football League head coach who led the
Philadelphia Eagles to the their first-ever
Super Bowl Championship appearance in
Wayne R. Greksa 76 is the financial
manager for Anne Arundel County in
Susan Hollowed Cooper, Esq. f 77 is
the domestic relations hearing master for
Lebanon County. Her son, Neal, is an
Army medic who deployed in September
2008 to Iraq with the Pennsylvania
National Guard 56th Stryker Brigade.
Another son, Brian, started his junior year
at Bucknell University, and her third son,
Grant, is a senior at ELCO High School
Humanities Center Weathervane
Long ago, a flag flew from the cupola high above the
Humanities Center. So this summer, as $2.3 million worth
of exterior restoration continued on the 1905 building, Don
Santostefano, LVC's senior director of facilities management,
got to thinking. He knew a flag pole required too much
maintenance. But wouldn't a weathervane look nice up there?
It was July when he brought the idea to Christopher
Miller, the project's restoration architect, who agreed it
would. LVC President Stephen MacDonald liked the idea, too.
But the reconstruction was proceeding at such a rate that a
custom-made copper weathervane would
need to be in place in just two weeks.
Santostefano scoured the Internet before
finding The Weathervane Factory in Bar
Harbor, Maine. It turned out the company
couldn't accept the rush order for the 41-
inch long and 38-inch high weathervane
unless the 70-year-old artisan who would have to create it-
very quickly — took a shine to the project. He was, after all, a
Yankee craftsman, complete with a strong Down-East accent
and an independent streak.
Some college weathervanes feature their mascots. But
visions of LVC's Dutchman flying north, south, east, and
west just didn't seem suitable for one of the oldest buildings
on campus. It turned out that The Weathervane Factory
had already created a weathervane featuring a single letter
superimposed on a banner. That gave Santostefano another
idea: How about using the College's well-known LVC initials
on the banner? Fortunately, the Yankee craftsman approved
of the design, and two weeks later, the custom, copper
weathervane arrived on campus.
Workers assembled it on the ground in preparation for
mounting it the next day, but something troubled Santo-
stefano as he drove home that night. Suddenly, it came to
him. They had assembled the east-west arm of the vane
backwards! He was just glad to have noticed that before
Harold "Chip" Schwalm, director of building maintenance, had
climbed up to the cupola with the contractors to secure it to
the old flagpole base.
The cupola is now copper clad, instead of painted, to cut
down on future maintenance. When the copper cupola and
weathervane age to a soft green patina, the lead-coated
copper LVC letters will gradually become more noticeable.
Santostefano looks forward to driving by in 20 years and
saying to himself, "I was a part of that! "
By Lauren McCartney Cusick P'07
Cusick is LVC's director of media relations.
Class News & Notes
Robert C. Shoemaker 77 was elected to
the Leadership Lancaster board. He is
executive vice president of the Bank of
Dennis J. Weidman 77 was named a part-
ner with Simon Lever LLP, in Lancaster.
Ronald R. Afflebach 78 is the vice presi-
dent of human resources for Rutters
Companies in York.
Jack L Hobaugh Jr., Esq., 78 has rejoined
the firm Blank Rome LLP, as an associate
in the intellectual property litigation group,
and is based in its Washington, D.C., office.
Carolyn Steffy Rozman 78 is a sales manager
for Home Care Angels, a non-medical in-
home care company in Hershey. She is also
serving as curriculum specialist for Straw-
berry Garden Preschool in Harrisburg.
Melinda Manwiller Rentz 79 is a music
teacher in grades K-6 at Washington
Elementary School in the Boyertown
School District. She has been the director
of music at Calvary Lutheran Church for
Jennifer L Bowen '81
is the principal of Pine
Grove Area Elementary
Holly Hanawalt Gainor '84 is the director
of music for Tree of Life Lutheran Church
Dr. Deanna Metka Quay '84 is a chemistry
teacher at Northern Lehigh High School
in the Northern Lehigh School District in
Richard Bradley '87 is the senior vice
president of Management Resource
Services in Baltimore, Md.
Mark Clifford '87 is a senior mortgage
consultant at Diamond Mortgage &
Investments, LLC, in Gainesville, Ga.
Jami Jennings Verderosa '87 is the
principal of West-Oak Middle School in
Vince Bulik '88 has been named to
the board of the Pennsylvania Dutch
Convention & Visitors Bureau. He is
also general manager of the Lancaster
Barnstormers professional baseball team.
James P. Eckman '89 is a customer
engineer IV at Applied Materials in
Jo Ellen Lite A'89 has been renamed a
member of the Pennsylvania Farmland
Preservation Board by the Pennsylvania
Department of Agriculture. She is also a
Lebanon County commissioner.
Dr. April Horning
Hershey '91 is the
the Warwick School
District in Lititz.
Dr. Rodney J. Paul '92 was recendy pro-
moted to professor in the department of
finance at St. Bonaventure University in
New York. He has authored 40 academic
articles in the fields of economics and
Dr. Diane West Wenger '92 recendy re-
ceived tenure and promotion to associate
professor of history at Wilkes University
in Wilkes-Barre. Her book, A Country
Storekeeper in Pennsylvania, was published
in December 2008 by Penn State Press.
Helen Major Lytle '93 works part time in
the family business, Mallard Contracting,
in Mt. Carmel, and enjoys being a mother
to Abbey, 9, and Nathan, 4.
Laura S. Shepler '93 is the assistant prin-
cipal of Wilson High School in West Lawn.
Scott A. Mongo '95 is an adjunct professor
at Eastern University. He also teaches
language arts at Delran Middle School in
Mike Rhoades '95 has been named assis-
tant mens basketball coach at Virginia
Commonwealth University. He had spent
the past 10 years as head coach at Randolph-
Macon College in Virginia.
Jason Say '95 and a partner are producing
a national hunting show, Wired Outdoors,
for the Sportsman Channel.
Timothy Welliver '95 is the principal at
Muncy Jr./Sr. High School in the Muncy
1st Lt. Susan Deborah Fuchs '96 is cur-
rently deployed in Afghanistan. She is a
member of the U.S. Army with Alpha
Anne V. Seals '96 is a behavioral health
specialist in the adult community autism
program through Keystone Autism Services
in Harrisburg. This is the first program of
its kind in the commonwealth and appears
to be the first in the nation.
Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97 is the
director of web communications and new
media at LVC.
William T. Kepler M'97 is the executive
vice president of the commercial banking
group and a member of the senior man-
agement team at Fulton Financial Corp.
Thomas L. McCurdy '97 is the business
office supervisor at Community Life Team,
Inc., a division of Pinnacle Health System,
Inc., in Harrisburg.
Natalie Hope McDonald '97 is writing
for Knowledge@Wharton at the Wharton
School of the University of Pennsylvania,
as well as Philadelphia's Metro newspaper,
Grid magazine, and Newsweek.
Mary Bullock Neyer '97 was recognized
as Teacher of the Year for the 2008-2009
school year at Kingsway Middle School in
Woolwich Township, N.J.
Jonathan M. Sensenig '97 is the project
manager for Wickersham Construction
and Engineering in Lancaster.
Robert D. Ford '98 is the vice president
and anti-money-laundering director at
Commerce Bank/Harrisburg of Swatara
Timothy A. Frantz, Esq., '98 opened his
own law office in Leesburg, Fla.
Amanda E. Hoffman '98 is the marketing
coordinator at Raudenbush Engineering
Inc., in Middletown.
Meiko Mori '98 is a school psychologist in
the District of Columbia Public Schools in
Jennifer L Yocom '98 is the arts and
culture policy director for Portland, Ore.
Cherie Forry Houck '99 is the manager of
the request for proposals administration
at United Concordia Companies, Inc., in
Harrisburg. Her husband, Matt Houck '99 f
teaches sixth grade in the Steelton-High-
spire School District.
Craig Underwood '99 is the media services
manager at Moravian College in Bethlehem,
as well as an adjunct instructor in music
recording technology at LVC. His wife, Lisa
Epting Underwood '98, works part time for
Lehigh Carbon Community College in Sch-
necksville, and cares for their three children,
Madeline, 8, Ryan, 6, and Jacob, 3.
JWFaW Kimberly Bard Eshle-
■ ^m T ^m I ma n '00 teaches first
AVVAVrA grade at Myerstown
Elementary School in
the Eastern Lebanon County School District.
She and her husband, Matthew, have two
children, Kayden, 3, and Adler, 2.
Jeffrey N. Eynon '00 is a web developer II
with Guardian Life Insurance Company of
America in Bethlehem.
CATHARINE DUNKLE ELLIOTT '43
Catharine Dunkle Elliott '43 and her husband, Edwin Elliott, were
sweethearts in kindergarten who found each other again
much later in life. They live in Linden Village, an assisted-living
community in Lebanon. Due to health issues, "Catie" Elliott,
who taught piano for more than 60 years, no longer plays the
piano, paints, or reads. Yet, she desired nothing more than the
opportunity to hear a great piano concert.
When Michele Kendy, program services coordinator at
Linden Village, heard of Elliott's wish, she decided to help
her dream come true. Through the Heart's Desire program
at Linden, Kendy has arranged for golf cart rides and visits to
the circus for other residents. For Elliott, she sought tickets
to attend a recent concert at Lebanon Valley College featuring
the internationally renowned pianist Santiago Rodriguez.
Elliott was an honored guest at the Sept. 27 concert where
she met Rodriquez after the performance.
A Harrisburg native, Elliott first came to Lebanon Valley
College in 1939 on a full scholarship in piano. Her father, Lloyd
Dunkle, was first violinist with the Harrisburg Symphony, and
her mother, Grace, was a painter. She grew up surrounded
by classical music and studied piano performance and
conducting at LVC before graduating in 1943.
"Music has been my life—I have always rejoiced in the
opportunities and joy it has given me. This is my 62nd year
of private piano teaching," she wrote to the College prior
to her 50th reunion in 1993. "[I took] time out for babies
and family," wrote the mother of three, "and had 20 years
experience in public and private schools as music department
head. I'll always be grateful to Miss [Mary] Gillespie and Dr.
[Edward] Rutledge and all the others," she said of her music
professors at LVC. Elliott later earned a master's degree
from Columbia University Teacher's College in New York,
and pursued further study at many fine institutions including
the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore; the Hartt College of
Music in Hartford, Conn.; Washington University in St. Louis;
the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia; and the Haydn
Konservatorium in Austria.
By Lauren McCartney Cusick P'07.
Cusick is LVCs director of media relations.
Class News & Notes
Lisa Dickey Moss A'OO is a real estate agent
with Stout Associates, Inc., in Temple.
Ambruch '01 is the
marketing director at
Miles Technologies in
Bryan Cutler, Esq., '01 is an attorney with
the law firm Nikolaus and Hohenadel, with
offices in Lancaster, Ephrata, and Columbia.
He is a member of the Pennsylvania House
of Representatives and serves as the state
representative for the 100th Legislative
Trent A. Hollinger '01 is the director of
bands and assistant professor of music at
Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Miss.
He was previously a graduate assistant in
wind conducting and music education at
the Peabody Conservatory. He was also an
assistant conductor of the Peabody Wind
Ensemble, Peabody Preparatory Youth
Orchestra, and Peabody Camerata.
Diana D. Bashinsky '02
is the deputy treasurer
for the Schuylkill
County Treasurer s
Office in Pottsville.
Ellen Ditmer '02 is a vocal music teacher
in the Lehigh Valley Charter High School
for the Performing Arts in Bethlehem. She
teaches piano technique, music theory, and
music history to grades 9-12, and directs
the underclassmen choir.
Kara R. Kinsey '02 is a content developer
in the Advanced Design Center at The
Edcomm Group in Fort Washington. She
enjoys music and local travel.
Dr. Meredith McGinley '02 received her
doctorate in developmental psychology
from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
She is a visiting assistant professor at
Northern Illinois University.
Dianna Wiley '02 received her masters
degree in public administration in
December 2008 from Strayer University.
Jennifer Menser '03 is a fifth-grade
teacher at South Lebanon Elementary
School in the Cornwall-Lebanon School
District. In June 2008, she received a Japa-
nese Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholarship,
and in 2009, she was a National Endow-
ment for the Humanities grant winner.
Marilyn K. Shafer M'03
is a retail banking sales
manager for Ephrata
Molly Spangenberg '03 received her
masters degree in music education in
January from George Mason University in
Gina Geib White A'03 received her masters
degree in business administration in
December 2008 from Alvernia University
DeGrande '04 received
her master s degree in
in 2007 from Immaculata University. She
is an elementary school counselor in the
Franklin Lakes School District in New
Jennifer L Porreca '04 received her
masters degree in sports and recreation
administration in May 2007 from Temple
University in Philadelphia. She is the
assistant director of academic support for
athletics at Villanova University.
Byers '05 received his
master s degree in May
2009 from Fairleigh
Dickinson College in Madison, N.J. He
was selected for membership in Beta
Gamma Sigma, the international honor
society for collegiate schools of business.
Natalie Rae Decker '05 received her
masters degree in special education in May
2009 from West Chester University. She
received her certification in elementary
education in July 2009 from Chestnut
Hill College in Philadelphia. She is a
kindergarten autistic support teacher for
the Delaware County Intermediate Unit in
Daniel J. Gallagher '05 is a computer
and technology teacher for grades K— 4
at Enfield Elementary School in the
Montgomery County School District in
Oreland. He also is the scouting advisor
to the Nu Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi
Andrew T. Moser '05 is a research analyst
for State Representative Robert Donatucci,
majority chairman of the Liquor Control
Bradley '06 received
her master's degree
in special education
and elementary education in May
2009 from the California University of
Pennsylvania. She is a behavioral specialist
consultant and program coordinator
with Northwestern Human Services in
Brendon Herr '06, Port Deposit, Md.,
has been named LVC assistant ice hockey
coach. Herr is a former Dutchman ice
Todd Snovel '06 has been promoted to
associate director of annual giving at LVC.
Sarah L Van De Weert '06 received her
master s degree in political communication
in December 2008 from the University at
Albany, SUNY. She is a legislative director
in the New York State Assembly for
Assemblyman Philip Boyle.
Jamie Wenrich '06 received her masters
degree in integrated marketing communi-
cations in December 2008 from West
Virginia University. She works in business-
to-business public relations at Godfrey in
Dr. Jodi L Faust '05 f
D'07 is a staff physical
therapist at PRO
Physical Therapy in
Christopher M. Frederick '07 is a second-
level staff accountant with SF & Company
LVC Inaugurates Short-Duration Study
Program in the Netherlands
As part of the inaugural Business and Economics Department
short-duration study abroad program in Maastricht the
Netherlands, Valley students visited two LVC graduates who
work at the world headquarters of Bayer in Leverkeusen,
Germany. Gail Sanderson, associate professor of accounting,
directed the program and arranged for the group to visit Kevin
Gerchufsky '93, '96 and Tatjana Cuic '96, 98 who are married
with two children.
Gerchufsky gave a presentation on Bayer's business. Cuic, who
was on maternity leave, joined the group for lunch. Afterwards,
Gerchufsky led the group on a tour through the company's
Japanese Garden, established by Bayer for employee stress
relief, and its "BayKomm" commualcationt center for an
overview of the company's products and worldwide operations.
Gerchufsky, who has LVC degrees in chemistry and computer
science, has worked at Bayer Healthcare since 1992. His work
with the company has taken him from Myerstown, Pa., to
Elkhart, IhcrT, to Leverkeusen, Germany, where in 2001 he
became an information technology laanager involved with
information technology quality and compliance,
Cuic also was a double major, graduating from LVC with
degrees in chemistry and music.
Class News & Notes
Jeffrey A. Linn '07 is the head of sound for
the touring Big Apple Circus.
Jennifer L Parks '07 teaches second grade
at Mary Shoemaker Elementary School in
the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School
District in Woodstown, N.J. She also coaches
basketball and softball at Woodstown High
Michael G. Wilhelm '07 is a second-level
staff accountant with SF & Company in York.
LVWV^W Jeanne Donlevy
I ■ )2i Arnold H ° 8 was
AVrijH^M named to the board
of Ronald McDonald
House Charities of Central Pennsylvania.
Melissa M. Carvajal '08 is an enrollment
assistant with the Lancaster campus of
Central Pennsylvania College in East
Darnell A. Epps '08 is a teaching assistant
in the music department at Washington
State University, Pullman Campus.
Elizabeth Joy Eynon 08 is a middle school
choral/general music teacher in the Penn-
Delco School District in Aston.
Sharon Lee Hall '08 is the development
coordinator of the Community Action
Committee of the Lehigh Valley — Second
Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and
Northeast Pennsylvania, in Allentown.
Ryan A. Morrow '08 is the director of
music at First Moravian Church of Easton.
Ryan's great-grandfather held the position
for 19 years before leaving in 1929. His
grandmother took over the position in
1935 and continued for 73 years.
Chad E. Porter '08 is a project engineer
with J. Vinton Schafer & Sons in
The Rev. Dr. Daniel L Shearer '38 and his
wife, Irma Keiffer Shearer '36, celebrated
their 70th wedding anniversary on June 7.
The event was in Willow Valley's private
dining room in Lancaster with 38 family
members in attendance. Dan writes that
LVC has been an important part of his
and Irmas lives since they first met in
1934. Twelve family members, including
himself and Irma, graduated from LVC
and are grateful for the excellent liberal arts
education provided by the College. Dan
was elected to LVC's Board of Trustees in
Shirley Warfel Knade '56 is active in
her community by serving on the board
of the Lycoming County Historical
Society, Preservation Williamsport, the
Community Concert Association, Florence
Crittenton Services, and the Family Health
Council of Central Pa.
Donald Umberger '56 and his wife,
Florence, celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary on June 20. He is the former
owner of Umberger s of Fontana, where
he is still employed. He has been a South
Annville Township supervisor for 40
years and is a member of the Farmland
Marilyn Rinker Jennerjohn '62 received
the first-place award in the 2008 Yorkfest
Adult Literary Competition at York Arts,
for her short story, Taken In.
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Barbara Turkington Whitney '69 reports,
"Retirement in Maine is wonderful! It's
beautiful here, with great hiking and
kayaking, and lots of snow."
James M. Rife 70 was inducted into the
York Area Sports Hall of Fame. In 1966,
Jim signed a professional baseball contract
and was a minor league catcher with the
Boston Red Sox until 1968. He has been a
high school and college basketball official
for more than 40 years and has officiated
in both the NIT and NCAA tournaments.
Karen Rothrock Selzer 72 (Above, right)
and her nephew, Michael Grysinski '10,
recendy visited Neidig-Garber Science
Center. Karens father — Michael's grand-
father—was William A. Rothrock III '48.
The family made a gift to the science
program in his memory during the Great
Ingrid Peterson '87 recently completed her
Teaching English as a Second Language
Eric J. Laychock '03 received his masters
degree in finance in June 2009 from
The George Washington University in
Jennifer Keller Kapp '04 received her
master s degree in teaching and curriculum
in May 2009 from The Pennsylvania State
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< The Actor's Image: The Japan-Virginia
Society Collection of Ukiyo-e Prints
October 23-December 13, 2009
Utagawa Fusatane, A Scene from Act IX of The Treasury of the Loyal
Retainers, 1852, woodblock print, 16 7/g x 21 W-\6 inches, courtesy
of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Carol Brown Goldberg
January 15-February 21, 2010
Listening to Ivy: Rushing Toward Red, 2005, acrylic on canvas,
84 X 72 inches, courtesy of the artist.
« Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Grandeur of Rome
March 5-April25, 2010
Veduta del Sepolcro di Pisone Liciniano su I'antica via Appia...Sepolcro
dellafamiglia Cornelia..., 1764, from Le Vedute di Roma, 1748-78,
etching, 26 V4 X 34 V 2 inches, courtesy of Blair-Murrah Exhibitions.
39th Annual Juried Art Exhibition
April 30-May 9, 2010
* Carol Galligan
Transformation, 2004-05, mixed media on canvas, 54 X 84
inches, courtesy of the artist.
Lebanon Valley College
Call 717-867-6445 or visit www.lvc.edu/gallery
Gallery Hours: Wednesday, 5 p.m. -8 p.m. • Thursday and Friday, i p.m. -4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, n a.m. -5 p.m. • by appointment for groups
Dr. Darwin G. Glick '58. LVC Trustee Emeritus
Dr. Darwin G. Glick '58, a trustee emeritus at Lebanon Valley
College, died May 17, just one day after he was awarded a Doctor
of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from LVC, his beloved alma
mater. He was 75. Glick was unable to attend Commencement
ceremonies at LVC due to his illness. He passed away in the
Lebanon home he shared with his wife, Elizabeth Rose "Libby"
Speicher Glick '58, whom he married nearly 51 years ago
following their LVC graduation.
In his remarks at Commencement, LVC President Stephen C.
MacDonald called the longtime Lebanon accountant and 20-year
trustee, "a son of this College [who] has been one of the rocks of
this institution which he has loved for more than one-half century
... Darwin was a leader on the board and in all the activities of the
College during a period of tumultuous change and unprecedented
growth. He was a guiding force and a wise counsel for three
presidents at the College, and engaged in successful fundraising
activities on a scale never before attempted at the Valley."
MacDonald went on to say that Glick was "a shrewd judge of
people and of economic realities, [who] served ably as chair of
the College's Advancement Committee ... his honesty and lack
of personal pretense commended him immediately to his friends
and colleagues. People trust Darwin Glick."
"Darwin was a treasured friend of the College and especially
the advancement staff, and will be sorely missed," says LVC's vice
president for advancement, Anne Berry, who worked closely with
Glick for many years.
MacDonald wrote after Click's passing, "We know that Darwin
derived great satisfaction from the knowledge that his alma mater
was bestowing this honor upon him. He joked with his physicians
that now he was going to be a doctor, too."
Born in Lewistown on Oct. 17, 1933, Glick was a son of the
late Aaron and Elva Faust Glick. The family moved to Lebanon
in 1939, and he graduated from Lebanon High School in 1951.
He served in the Army from 1952 to 1954, some of it during the
Korean War. After the war, Glick enrolled at LVC and received
his bachelor's degree in economics in 1958. He served on LVC's
Board of Trustees from 1989 until his death, and was chair of the
Development Committee from 1991 to 2001, as well as serving
on other major fundraising committees for the College. He
received the Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2000.
Glick practiced public accounting in Lebanon from 1958 to 1998
and received his CPA in 1961. He served as president of Glick,
Stanilla, and Siegel until his retirement.
Glick was a member of numerous civic and community organi-
zations, including the Lebanon Lions Club from 1966 until his death,
serving as past president, past treasurer, and director. He
received the Melvin Jones Award from the Lions in 2006.
He also was a member of Mt. Lebanon Lodge No. 226 F & AM
and several other Masonic organizations.
Glick was a member of the Good Samaritan Hospital board of
trustees from 1977 until his death, serving as past chairman and
treasurer. He was board co-chair of Lebanon Mutual Insurance
and had been a director since 1979.
As a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Lebanon,
since 1959, he also was an elder, trustee, and treasurer.
His other interests included golfing, cooking, and traveling.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, Libby, are a son, Frederick L.
Glick, and his wife, Ruth, of Oceanside, Calif.; a daughter, Amy
E. Glick, of Baltimore; grandchildren: Stephen Glick, of Lebanon;
Brittany Miller, of Jonestown; Ashley Miller, of Baltimore; and
Tyler Glick and Aaron Glick, both of Oceanside; brothers, Allen,
and his wife, Marlene Glick, of Delray Beach, Fla., and Lee, and
his wife, Pat Glick, of Coral Springs, Fla.; and sisters-in-law, Mary
Lou, wife of Ernst Hartline, Tucson, Ariz., and Barbara Moyer '64,
Esther Smelser Duke '34 died March 28 in Pordand, Ore., at the
age of 98. She was retired from the Portland Public Schools as a
special education teacher.
Mildred Nye Fisher '34 died July 24 in Annville at the age of 97.
She had been a clerk for the Bethlehem Steel Corp. in Lebanon,
and worked as an assistant librarian at the Annville Elementary
School. Nye was the last surviving member of the 1 930 graduating
class of Annville High School. She was a member of Christ Church
United Church of Christ in Annville, where she was a deacon, a
member of the consistory, and served on the worship, education,
and scholarship committees. Nye was a volunteer for the Annville
Free Library. Among others, she was predeceased by two sisters,
Edith Nye Good '25 and Quebe E. Nye '31.
Christine Yoder Gerberich '38 died July 17 in Chesapeake, Va.,
at the age of 92. She was an accomplished pianist and could
play every instrument in the orchestra. She taught school in
Pennsylvania for many years and was an aspiring opera singer,
headed for the New York stage until she moved to Maryland to
assist her husband with his veterinary practice. Gerberich loved to
ice skate, play golf, tennis, and pinochle. Among others, she was
preceded in death by a brother, John B. Yoder Jr. '48.
Elizabeth "Betty" Bender Ulrich '38 died April 10 in Texas at
the age of 92. Ulrich was the founder and first librarian of Clear
Lake's (Texas) Freeman Memorial Library and recipient of the
state of Texas Outstanding Children's Library Award. In her honor,
the children's area in the new Freeman Library is named "Bettys
Place." She was an active member of the Webster Presbyterian
Church for more than 40 years, and sang in its choir and organized
the library. She volunteered thousands of hours in the community,
including, Meals on Wheels, the Houston Public Library, and the
pediatric library in Hermann Hospital. In 1979 she received the
Siddie Joe Johnson Award from the Texas Library Association for
her outstanding library service to the children of Texas. In 1980
she was named Outstanding Woman of the Year of the Clear Lake
Branch of the American Association of University Women. Among
others, she was preceded in death by her rather, Dr. Andrew
Bender, former professor and chair of the Chemistry Department
at LVC; her step-mother, Ruth Engle Ulrich '15, former director of
the School of Music at LVC; and her husband, Maj. Paul Theodore
"Ted" Ulrich '38.
Harlin Shroyer Kinney '39 died Jan. 23 in Lebanon at the age
of 93. He was a retired general foreman from Bethlehem Steel
Corp., Annville. Kinney was a member of Zion Evangelical
Congregational Church in Annville and the American Chemical
Society. He was a committee member of the Pennsylvania Dutch
Council of the Boy Scouts of America and served on the board
of the Annville Township Water and Sewer Authority. Surviving,
among others, are a sister, Hazel Kinney Peiffer '49, and cousins,
Fran Shroyer Bova '54, Ann Shroyer Shemeta '51, and Lois Shroyer
Smith '65. He was preceded in death by brothers Dr. Alvin Kinney '32
and Dr. Charles Kinney Jr. '37.
Donald G. Smith '39 died April 15 in Lebanon at the age of
94. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Smith was a
retired certified public accountant who worked for the former
Robert Miller & Co., in Lebanon. He was a member of St. Lukes
Episcopal Church, Lebanon, and was a volunteer with RSVP, the
Good Samaritan Hospital, and Philhaven Hospital.
Richard H. Baldwin '40 died Feb. 7 in York at the age of 96. He
served four years in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a radar operator in
the 64th Fighter Wing in the European Theater during World War II.
Baldwin taught history in the Red Lion School District from 1947
until 1973. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church
in Red Lion, where he served as Sunday school superintendent.
Baldwin served as secretary and president of the Red Lion Dons Club
and as governor of District 14-C of the Pennsylvania Lions Clubs.
He was president of the Bonaire Country Club, Cotillion Club,
University Club, York County Chapter of PA Association of School
Retirees, and the Reuniting Members of the 64th Fighter Wing.
David Franklin Lenker '40 died March 27 in Harrisburg at the
age of 92. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, and
served in World War II as a flight instructor and in the Counter
Intelligence Corps at the Pentagon. Lenker was the former vice
president of Lenkerbrook Farms and a watercolor artist. After his
retirement from Lenkerbrook Farms, he owned and operated the
David Lenker Gallery in Hummelstown. Lenker was a member of
St. Andrew's in the Valley Episcopal Church in Harrisburg. He also
was a member and officer in numerous organizations including the
Colonial Park Rotary Club (president); Harrisburg Art Association
(president); Pennsylvania Watercolor Society; Harris Ferry
Chapter of the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution;
West Hanover Historical Society; and local Air Force Association
(president). He was a 32nd— Degree Mason. He was preceded in
death by his identical twin brother, Jesse Lenker '40.
Harry N. Matala '43 died July 23 in Lebanon at the age of 88. He
was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He retired
from Lebanon High School, where he was a physical education
teacher, assistant principal, and athletic director. Matala was a
member of the Annville American Legion, the Lebanon VFW, the
Lebanon Valley Sports Hall of Fame, LVC Sports Hall of Fame,
the Lebanon High School Sports Hall of Fame, and the Lebanon
YMCA. He was a member of St. Cecilia's Church in Lebanon.
Grace Smith Schillich '43 died July 17 in Cornwall at the age
of 87. Her career as a librarian took her to many places, from
Pennsylvania at Clifton Heights High School, to Canada at St.
Dunstan's University, to the Nashville-Davidson Public Schools in
Tennessee, and Woodland High School in Maine. Schillich enjoyed
reading, gardening, home design, and interior decorating. She was
an avid animal lover and appreciated the outdoors by walking and
cross-country skiing. Among others, she is survived by a sister,
Dorothy Smith Nelson '47.
John E. Carbaugh '46 died Jan. 3 in Brighton, N.Y., at the age of
85. He was retired from the U.S. Navy Reserves. Carbaugh retired
as the director of athletics and physical education from Brighton
Central Schools in Rochester, N.Y., after 22 years of service. He was
named the Athletic Director of the Year for New York State in 1980,
and had been president of the Section V New York State Public
High School Athletic Association. Carbaugh was a member of the
New York Physical Education Association; New York Teachers
Association; the New York School Retired Teachers Association;
and the Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church in Brighton, N.Y.
George Lin wood Moore '47 died April 22 in Mansfield Township,
N.J., at the age of 88. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during
World War II in the 751st Chemical Depot Company of the 15th
Air Force. Moore was a research chemist for Airco, Murray Hill,
N.J., for more than 21 years, in which time he published many
patents. He later worked for Air Products, Piscataway, N.J., before
retiring in 1977. He was a member of the Covenant United
Methodist Church in Plainfield, N.J.
Evelyn Stonecipher Ward, Esq., '47 died July 12 in Delaware at the
age of 82. At the age of 65, Ward decided to take flying lessons. She
and her husband loved to fly planes and take small vacations. Ward
was chair of the Goshen Towne chapter of Meals on Wheels. Ward's
sisters, Verna Stonecipher Paine '43 and Virginia Stonecipher
Mikionis '47 (deceased) attended LVC as did her niece, Karen
Mikionis DiPietro (1967-1969). Wards father, Dr. Alvin H.M.
Stonecipher, was a professor and dean at LVC from 1932 until 1962.
Richard S. Zerbe '47 died June 16 in Camp Hill at the age of 83.
He was a retired math teacher from Northern Lebanon High School.
Prior to his teaching career, Zerbe worked for Sherwin Williams in
Cleveland, Ohio, and New Jersey. He was a life member of St. Pauls
United Church of Christ in SchaefFerstown.
M. Kathleen Garis Bolger '48 died Jan. 29 in North Merrick, N.Y.,
at the age of 82. She taught vocal music at Northwest Jr. High School
in Reading from 1948-1953 and at Merrick Avenue Jr. High School
in New York from 1954—1961, and was a secretary at Buckley
Country Day School in Roslyn, N.Y. Bolger received the Ford
Foundation Fellowship in the 1953-1954 school year. Among
others, she is survived by her husband, Joseph R. Bolger '49.
Ralph Townsend Barnes Jr. '49 died April 30 in Fort Myers, Fla., at
the age of 83. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Barnes spent
his sales career with the Cleveland Brothers Equipment Company, a
Caterpillar dealership, retiring as sales manager of the Wilkes-Barre
branch office. He was president of the Crestwood School Board
and served on the board of the Luzerne County Intermediate Unit.
Barnes was a 32nd-degree Mason and a member of the Irem Temple
Knights of the Mystic Shrine. He was a member of the Mountain
Top United Methodist Church in Florida.
John K. Carl '49 died April 20 in Baltimore, Md., at the age of 84.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a petty officer.
In 1951, he started teaching math. After teaching, Carl worked as a
software systems analyst with the Air Arm Division of the Westing-
house Electric Corporation in Baltimore. He also worked in the
Operations Research Office of Johns Hopkins University in Bethesda,
and at the Engineering and Research Corporation in Riverdale. In
I960, he joined NASA as an aerospace technologist and later as a
contract manager. After retiring from NASA in 1985, Carl moved
to Annapolis where he helped establish the Caring Network of
Heritage Harbour, and the Heritage Harbour Health Group. Carl
was an active member of the Trinity United Methodist Church of
Annapolis, a member of the Westminster United Methodist Church,
and a member of the American Legion Carroll Post 31. Among
others, he is survived by a daughter, Deborah Carl Williams '77.
Glenn E. Cousler '49 died July 13 in Media at the age of 87. He
was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army First Infantry
Division. He was awarded a Purple Heart. He served in Tunisia,
Sicily, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and
Central Europe. Cousler played the trumpet in the 16th Regiment
Band for most of the war. He was a controller for a few local auto
dealerships before retiring. Cousler was a member of Trinity Ruth's
United Church of Christ in Spring Grove.
George F. Patterson Sr. '49 died Jan. 29 in Florida at the age of
86. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
Patterson was the founder and chair of EUR Datacenter, Inc. He
was an avid golfer and a proud member of the "Think Tank," a
group comprised of his morning coffee buddies with whom he
solved the problems of the world on a daily basis.
Joseph Winfield Layser '50 died July 1 in Palmyra at the age of
87. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the 20th
Air Force in India and the Mariana Islands in the Pacific Arena.
Layser was a retired civil service worker for the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania. He was a member of Lebanon Church of the
Brethren and served as deacon and Sunday school teacher. Layser s
lifelong hobby was breeding fancy show pigeons. He spent 25 years
promoting Pioneer seed corn on local farms. During his retirement,
he was a volunteer caretaker of the Meyer Cemetery in Greble.
Among others, he is survived by a brother, Ray A. Layser '50.
Miriam Fuller Lemon '50 died Feb. 24 in Lebanon at the age of
80. She was a retired kindergarten and music teacher from the
Annville-Cleona (A-C) School District. Lemon was a member of
the Annville United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday
school, sang in the choir, and served on the administrative board.
She also was a member of the Annville Washington Band, played
with the Hershey and Harrisburg symphonies, and served as
president of the A-C School District Teachers Union. She was
preceded in death by her husband, William K. Lemon III '50.
Dr. John Harold Housman '51 died April 25 in Lancaster at the age of
8 1 . He spent many years in Africa with Eastern Mennonite Mission,
serving Shirati Hospital, Lake Victoria, Tanzania, treating leprosy
and teaching in the nursing school. He performed and taught eye
surgery in Somalia, and served two years at Deder Hospital in Ethio-
pia. Housman was a "flying doctor," serving 19 clinics twice a month
in the region of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Upon returning from Africa,
he completed a three-year residency in ophthalmology at Thomas
Jefferson University. In 1975, he went into private practice and retired
in 1993. From 1994 to 1996 he returned to West Africa and taught
cataract surgery and general ophthalmology to African physicians
at the Eye Hospital in Kano, Nigeria.
The Rev. Bernard E. Fogle '52 died July 9 in Gaithersburg, Md., at
the age of 89. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army,
stationed in the Dutch East Indies, Leyte Island in the Phillippines,
and Clark Field on Luzon. He received the Air Medal with oak leaf
clusters. Fogle retired as a technical sergeant from the Army Air
Force as a flight mechanic and crew chief. In 1955, he was ordained
as a minister in the Otterbein Church in Hagerstown, Md. He
served as pastor of the Fulton Avenue Church in Baltimore and the
Siemers Memorial Church in Arbutus, Md. Fogle also served the
Messiah Church in Glen Burnie, Md., before retiring in 1987.
Throughout his ministry, he had a special relationship with the
Centennial Memorial United Methodist Church in Frederick, Md.
Mabel Gerhart Hollowell '52 died June 2 in Hershey at the age
of 78. After attending LVC, she received her bachelors degree as
a registered nurse. Hollowell worked in several hospitals prior to
working with Dr. James Monteith in Annville. She retired from
Northern Lebanon High School, where she was the school nurse
from 1965 to 1993. Hollowell was a member of St. Johns United
Church of Christ (UCC) in Jonestown, and was involved in the
Annville UCC Home Auxiliary. She participated in Cleona Senior
Citizens, New Horizons, Lebanon Educators Honor Society, and
was a 48-year member of a pinochle card club. Hollowell was the
education officer in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and
enjoyed traveling by motorhome. Among others, she is survived
by a daughter, Karen Hollowell Harner 76, a stepson, Dr. Richard
Harner '75, and a brother, the Rev. Dr. Paul Gerhart '49.
Lois Zeleka White Norris '52 died June 4 in Philadelphia at the
age of 80. She worked in the medical field in such places as the
Veterans Administration Hospital, the State Psychiatric Hospital,
and Temple University, all in Philadelphia. Norris changed
vocations and became a public school educator in Philadelphia
for 21 years. She taught at Gillespie, Shoemaker, and Fitz Simone
middle schools. Norris played piano and organ, served as a choral
director, and was an accomplished alto. She was a life member
of the African Methodist Episcopal Women's Missionary Society
(WMS) and conducted many annual conference WMS day choirs.
She also was among the leaders of the Philadelphia Conference
Choir for many years.
William L Jones '53 died May 23 in Dallastown at the age of 78.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. Jones
was an accountant with the former Motter Printing Press Co.,
retiring in 1990 as controller after 34 years of service. He was an
active member of Zion United Methodist Church where he was
a church treasurer, served as chair of the administrative board,
and taught Sunday school. Jones was a member of the board
of directors for the Quincy United Methodist Home. He was a
member of the Red Lion School Board and the former Red Lion
Country Club, and delivered meals as a volunteer for Mobile Foods
in Red Lion.
V. Darline Moyer Lancia '54 died June 3 in Henderson, Nev., at the
age of 76. She was a Spanish teacher for more than 50 years. Landa
had a great passion for Spanish culture, dance, and language.
Among others, she is survived by her husband of 55 years, Howard
"Howie" V. Landa '55.
Carol J. Smith '54 died May 1 in Fort Myers, Fla., at the age of 77.
She was a U.S. Air Force wife, who traveled extensively with her
family. Smith and her husband retired to Sanibel Island in the 1980s.
Due to her husband s travel with the Air Force, she concentrated
on private lessons, church choir, and church organist work.
Nancy Wolf Jauss '55 died Feb. 14 in Carlisle. She was a longtime
member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Harrisburg where she
served as a member and president of the Lutheran Church Women.
Jauss was an active member of and soloist in the church choir. She
enjoyed reading, knitting, and music. Among others, she is survived
by her husband of 53 years, David H. Jauss Jr. '55.
Charles C. Kindt '57 died Feb. 14 in Harrisburg. He retired in
1993 after teaching special education for 31 years. Kindt was a
member of Bethany Church of the Nazarene in Harrisburg.
Donald R. Hole '58 died May 31 in Burke, Va., at the age of 75.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and had been a member of the
elite U.S. Army Chorus stationed at Fort Meyer, Va., for almost 30
years. After retiring from the Army, Hole started a fulfilling career
as a travel agent, specializing in cruises.
Claire L Swartz '59 died April 18 in Mount Joy at the age of 72.
She worked at Harrisburg Hospital and later became the assistant
director of nursing for Pleasant View Retirement Community in
Manheim. Swartz was a member of St. Paul's United Church of
Christ, Manheim, serving on the church consistory as an elder,
deacon, and spiritual counsel. She also was involved with Women's
Fellowship, the board of Christian education, the Sunday and
Bible schools, senior and bell choirs. Her community involvement
included the Manheim Historical Society, Manheim Veterans
Ambulance Association, Manheim Community Library, Nearly-Nu
Shop, Meals on Wheels, and the local Cub Scouts.
Carol Felty Earp '62 died June 4 in Hershey at the age of 69.
She was a member of the Moravian Church in Lebanon, where
she implemented the Sunday school program, and served on the
Moravian Days Planning Committee, the Easter Fun Fair, and
the Young at Heart. Earp taught in the Cornwall-Lebanon School
District for more than 30 years and retired in 1996. She was active
with the Friends of Stoever's Dam, planting flowers. Earp loved
tending to her large garden, and once was on the front page of
the Lebanon Daily News, which referenced her garden as "one of
Lebanon's finest." Among others she is survived by her husband of
48 years, Ralph N. Earp Jr. '62, a daughter, Betsy Earp Kreider '94,
'99, and a brother, Dr. Jay A. Felty '54.
Maj. John Michael Homan '62 died April 29 in Hershey at the
age of 70. He retired as a Major after 20 years in the U.S. Air
Force, and taught music and computer science at Holy Name High
School, Reading. Homan was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes
Catholic Church, New Holland, and first vice president of the
Reading Choral Society.
Julie Reimold '09, D'll
Physical Therapy Major
Why Physical Therapy (PT) at LVC? Ever since my father was diagnosed with arthritis and had his first hip replacement,
I've been intrigued by the people and processes of PT. His physical therapist guided him back to health and helped
renew his life. I became fascinated by how one therapist could so drastically change a patient's life. Those experiences
inspired me to help anyone I can.
How Has LVC Had an Impact on Your Life? My experiences at LVC have enhanced my understanding of diversity
among all types of cultures — I would not give that back for anything. I've found great friends at LVC and learned things
about life I'll always remember.
Community Service Involvement: I participate in Lebanon's Habitat for Humanity and get as much in return as I give.
Every volunteer experience helps make me a better person and helps me learn who I am.
Goals after LVC: I'm not clear yet on which field of PT I will pursue. I am leaning toward a specialty that will allow me
to help others become more mobile or to rehabilitate after an injury or surgery.
What Other Factors Helped Lead You to LVC? The scholarships and financial aid helped make a private college edu-
cation affordable. Working on The Valley Fund phonathon, I now realize that this help would not be possible without
the support of LVC alumni, parents, and friends.
Final Thoughts: Your Valley Fund gifts have shaped my life. I hope you will become a part of someone else's story today.
To make your gift, call 1.866.GIVE.LVC, use the enclosed return envelope,
or visit www.lvc.edu/supportLVC.
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